Qorvo buys RF MEMs maker Cavendish Kinetics

Semiconductor company Qorvo has agreed to acquire radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical system (RF MEMS) company Cavendish Kinetics, saying that the purchase will add to its capabilities in antenna tuning and improving 4G and 5G system performance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Qorvo is a...

RF MEMS maker raises $36M

Cavendish Kinetics, maker of tunable radio frequency micro-eletromechanical systems, has closed on $36 million in funding that it expects to use for advancing its technology a generation and developing RF switches for a more efficient, simplified RF front end that can support the numerous bands that...

RF tuning and device design beyond LTE-Advanced

The ability to support tuning of radio frequency elements represents the potential for "revolutionary new approaches to mobile system design and operation," according to new work by the International Wireless Industry Consortium. IWPC released a recent white paper on the topic that is being presented...

RF MEMS basics: 5 questions answered

The market for microscopic mechanical systems for mobile devices appears to be gaining momentum, so RCR Wireless News takes a closer look at the ecosystem and some RF MEMS basics. What are MEMS and RF MEMS? MEMS are micro electro-mechanical systems – microscopic devices that rely on mechanical movements....

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