SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ultra RF, a manufacturer of RF power semiconductors for wireless communications, announced today that it has formed an alliance with Stanford Microdevices Inc. to supply power devices to base station infrastructure markets.
UltraRF will act as a foundry for Stanford Microdevices, also of Sunnyvale, and use its laterally diffused metal oxide silicon (LDMOS) process to supply Stanford with RF power devices that are designed to operate in the cellular, PCS and 3G communication bands.
As part of the strategic alliance, Stanford Microdevices will offer "drop-in" equivalents for several of the more popular UltraRF cellular infrastructure LDMOS devices, affording designers true dual-source supply.
Both companies will benefit from the collaboration in intellectual property and technologies, according to the partners.
"This strategic alliance further heightens UltraRF's presence in the wireless infrastructure market," said John Quinn, vice president of UltraRF, which evolved out of the microwave division of Thomson-CSF. "Our complete line of LDMOS power semiconductors combined with Stanford Microdevices' technology will offer our customers higher quality and performance for base station designs."
"By partnering with UltraRF, Stanford Microdevices continues to grow and expand its infrastructure product line," said Gary Gianatasio, vice president and general manager of Stanford Microdevices' Wireless Infrastructure Products Business Unit. "UltraRF is one of the leaders in LDMOS communication infrastructure equipment, and our work with them lets us offer a variety of RF power devices to the wireless industry."