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Fairchild acquires Raytheon RF components division

Posted: 22 Oct 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fairchild semiconductor? raytheon? rf components? wlan? handset?

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that they have purchased the commercial unit of the RF Components Division of the Raytheon Co.

This purchase is expected to provide Fairchild with an immediate entry into the advanced RF market for applications that include WLANs and handset power amplifiers. The agreement also adds GaAs MMICs to Fairchild's portfolio of components that power multiple end market products. The business will report to Fairchild's Power Discrete Group.

Additionally, Fairchild has also acquired Raytheon's foundry partnership agreement for the supply of gallium arsenide wafers and an equity stake in WIN Semiconductor, as well as access to foundry and support services at Raytheon's Andover, Massachusetts facility. As part of the asset purchase agreement and transfer of intellectual property, more than thirty Raytheon designers, test engineers, and business development employees will join Fairchild.





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