Ericsson Receives PAs From RF Micro (GaAs News)
RF Micro Devices has begun shipping power amplifiers to Ericsson, which the Swedish mobile-phone manufacturer will use in its T39 and R520 series handsets. These phones allow operation in most countries using the triple-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM standard. Both handsets also feature Bluetooth wireless and general packet radio service (GPRS) technology, which enables high-speed Internet and other types of data communications. RFMD s MMIC PA is based on the company s high-efficiency GaAs HBT process. "We believe our experience and leadership in the design and manufacture of GaAs HBT power amplifiers together with our ability to support volume production contributed to Ericsson s decision," said Joe Grzyb, RFMD s director of power amplifier products.