EFY Times  
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

 
GO
 
 

GigOptix Announces Leadership Position In Point-To-Point Wireless Backhaul Market With Production Volume Delivery Of E-Band Radio Chipsets
 
Home >> Electronics >> Technology
 
GigOptix Announces Leadership Position In Point-To-Point Wireless Backhaul Market With Production Volume Delivery Of E-Band Radio Chipsets  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 GigOptix, Inc (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, today announced leadership position in point-to-point (PtP) wireless backhaul with production volume delivery and continuous revenue growth of E-Band radio chipsets, and, the appointment of industry veteran Sushil Kumar to the newly created role of Sr. Director of IC Development for the Wireless Product Line. Mr. Kumar’s appointment is effective immediately.






Strong Wireless Product Line Growth

Holding true to GigOptix’s innovative business strategy to gain access to advanced technologies and partner with some of the most highly skilled technical teams in the world, GigOptix’s Wireless Product line was launched in June 2012 when GigOptix augmented its internal GaAs power amplifier program with the license of the Silicon Germanium Millimeterwave Technology from IBM for E-band chipsets, for both 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz frequency bands.

“Today we are proud to announce that we have received a substantial purchase order of $1.5 million of our leading E-Band devices from one Tier 1 customer. In comparison, the total fiscal 2013 revenue from the Wireless Product Line was $1.7 million. With the strong demand that we have seen so far this year, and considering our current GaAs power amplifier backlog, the Wireless Product Line is in an excellent position to about double the revenue of E-Band devices in 2014 compared to the previous year,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, Vice President and General Manager of the High-Speed Communications division at GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix EXP7602-DNT and EXP8603-DNT devices were the first GaAs E-band high performance power amplifiers with general availability - since September 2013 – and include integrated power detectors specifically designed to meet ANSI and ETSI requirements. Among other best in class RF performance metrics, the amplifiers have exceptionally good linearity, OIP3’s better than 31dBm, and typical power dissipation lower than 2.2W.

“This is an exciting time at GigOptix for the wireless product team with such positive acceptance of our products in these early stages of the market. With increasing shipments of RF chipsets we have great momentum to continue to lead the market with best in class differentiated products. The Wireless Product Line is following a visionary path demonstrating GigOptix’ relentless roadmap innovation.” said Dr. Dinu. “GigOptix’s roadmap continues to lead the industry with improved performance, lower costs, and higher levels of integration. Customers can expect to receive samples of the new integrated SiGe transceiver chipset in Q3 fiscal 2014.”

The E-Band radio market, still in its early stages only two years ago, is entering its maturity stage with significant volume deployment. Market estimates are that approximately 3,000 E-Band radios per month are currently being shipped and, based on strong demand from Tier 1 customers, the number of deployed radios is expected to grow to 6,000 per month with total shipments in 2014 in excess of 50,000 radios. The demand for E-Band radios in the first few months of 2014 has been very strong, driven by the deployment of LTE cellular infrastructure in support of the ever growing demand for mobile data for smartphones. If the current trend continues it is expected that in 2015 the E-Band radio will become one of the most deployed solutions for wireless back-hauling with volumes in the range of 200,000 radios in 2015 and doubling in 2017.

The deployment of small cells will be part of the second wave of LTE deployment with volume installation to start in 2015 and it will be addressed by V-Band devices, 60GHz band. With small cell density expected to be one order of magnitude greater than regular cells in urban areas, the demand for V-band radios is expected to boom in the next two years with volumes at much higher than E-Band. GigOptix is also uniquely positioned to be a dominant supplier in V-band chipsets based on our specialized core skills, leading RF performance, and disruptive roadmap.

According to EJL Wireless Research’s 9th Edition (May 2013) of the Global Digital PTP Radio Market Analysis and Forecast, 2013-2017 report, a shift towards high capacity radios will continue to drive more value added products in the market, based on 4G networks launched in 2010 and continuing deployments through 2015. The market report accounts for the impact of microcells, as well as the demand for new sites and capacity upgrades within the mobile infrastructure market. At 60GHz Gigabit Ethernet unit shipments are forecasted to grow from 20,000 in 2014 to 200,000 in 2017. At 70/80GHz Gigabit Ethernet unit shipments are forecasted to grow from 18,000 in 2014 to 120,000 in 2017. Gigabit Ethernet is expected to dominate the 60GHz and 70/80GHz frequency bands in the forecast period.

Wireless Product Line Engineering Leadership

With this rapid business growth and customer demand, GigOptix appoints industry veteran Sushil Kumar to the newly created role of Sr. Director of IC Development for the Wireless Product Line. Mr. Kumar, who will be based at GigOptix’s headquarters in San Jose, will be leading the engineering teams for the Wireless Product Line.

“Now that significant GigOptix product shipments have started to ramp, we hired Mr. Sushil Kumar to take the next generation of the E-Band and other wireless band products to the next level. I am happy to welcome Sushil to the GigOptix team. Sushil has more than 25 years of high speed RFIC and MMIC transceiver development experience to benefit GigOptix,” said Mr. Andrea Betti-Berutto, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at GigOptix, Inc. “Sushil will lead our advanced RF and E-Band initiatives and will help us accelerate our development of the next-generation mmWave IC transceivers.”

Prior to joining GigOptix, Mr. Kumar held Director of Engineering role at RFMD. At RFMD Mr. Kumar led GaN and GaAs MMIC development in the San Jose design center. Mr. Kumar’s experience includes participation in more than 100 MMIC designs with frequencies from near base band up to E-Band. Additionally Mr. Kumar worked in various engineering and research roles for more than 20 years, including Sr. RFIC/MMIC Design Engineer at Avago Technologies in San Jose, Sr. RFIC/MMIC Design Engineer at Agilent Technologies in San Jose, Design Engineer at Hewlett Packard in Santa Clara, and a Senior Scientist at the Defense Research and Development Organization in India. Mr. Kumar has published numerous RF papers, has been awarded 3 patents, and is actively involved in activities of the IEEE and International Microwave Symposium. Mr. Kumar begins his role at GigOptix immediately.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 309)
 
Share

 
 
Electronics News
   
TESSCO ONE Innovation Showcase, The Premier Summit For Professionals Who Deploy Wireless Systems, Announces Key Speakers
Qualtré Announces Channel Partnership With Alps Electric, Expands Sales Worldwide
Consumer Electronic Shifting Base From Offline To Online Retail
Windows Bean Loader Launches, Enables Wireless Arduino Programming From Surface Pro Tablets And Windows 8.1 Laptops
Internet Of Things(IOT) To Provide New Business Avenues To Indian SMEs
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

10 Must-Have Android Widgets!
10 Must-Have Android Widgets!
Dropbox App Finally Debuts On Windows Phones And Tablets!
Top 7 Raspberry Pi Alternatives!
Windows 10 Flagship Smartphone To Launch This Summer!
Top 5 Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects You Must Try!
8 New Things To Check-Out In SUSE Linux 12!
10 Most Disastrous Linux Malware Attacks!
6 Products To Protect Your Digital Privacy!
Top 10 Open Source Mobile Tools For Workplace
Top 5 Tech Deals On This Republic Day Weekend!
Microsoft HoloLens Device To Become A Part Of Mars Explorations!
Hybrid Pulls Ahead As Cloud Computing Reaches Maturity, Oracle Research Finds
8 Tips To Improve Cyber Security This Year!
WhatsApp Now Available On Web Browser!
Follow These Steps To Avail WhatsApp On Your Desktop!
Now, Transfer Money Using Twitter With ICICI Bank!
 
   

Overall

Features
7 Organisations Boosting Open Source Technology Development
There are seven organisations which promote and develop both open source hardware and software. Here are those seven communities......
12 Best Cheat Sheets For Web Developers
Developers have hard time in developing product efficiently. Here is the list of 12 cheat sheets that can be a kickstart in your web development work....
The ‘Bengal Global Business Summit’ Showcases The Opportunities Offered By The East
With the new policies in place, the state government has ensured ease of doing business, which is a big step towards encouraging investors....
10 Budget Smartphones With Maximum Battery Life!
Here is the list of affordable Android smartphones under Rs 10,000/- that promise long lasting battery life....
8 Technologies That Tick-Off Linus Torvalds!
Linus Torvalds hates certain technologies for various reasons. Here are eight such technologies and his public statements about them....
10 Fresh Tools For Web Developers
Web designing is challenging but there are tons of frameworks and tools available to simplify the task of developers. Here is list of ten latest tool...
10 Gadgets That Can Empower Women Around The World!
Low-tech gadgets can make great difference for women in developing countries. Here are ten such gadgets that can make real difference in lives of wome...
5 Ways Big Data Can Affect Your Business!
Business leaders understand the revolutionary force of Big Data but this can be a disruptive threat for all businesses out there....
8 Smartphones That Got Price Cut In India!
Here is the list of top eight high-end smartphones that recently received price cut....
E-Commerce Companies To Hunt For Passive Talent Now!
The hottest segment in the industry is adopting to new strategy to fill job positions....
10 Reasons To Adopt To Remote Working!
Remote work is disrupting concept for the traditional tech industry which follows 9-to-5 grind. Here's why it needs to be changed! ...
Top 5 Tech Deals On This Republic Day Weekend!
All e-commerce sites are running Republic Day sale. Here are top five tech offers from the sale....
Top 10 Data Recovery Tools For Linux
There are many chances that make your system crash and you are not able to recover your precious data again. Here are ten data recovery tools for your...
9 Facebook Features That You May Not Have Heard Of!
Here is the list of nine cool features of Facebook that are not-so-popular....
Top 10 Quad Core Processor Powered Smartphones In India
Here is the list of ten popular Android smartphones that come with quad-core processor....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
"Littelfuse Is Growing At Around 20-25 Per Cent In India And Expect That To Continue", Predicts VP Deepak Nayar
On the electronics side, Littelfuse has registered an 8-10 per cent growth, year on year....
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions