MACOM Acquires Nitronex

John Croteau CEO MACOM

John Croteau, president and CEO, MACOM. Photo: MACOM

[Via Satellite 02-14-2014] M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has announced its acquisition of Nitronex, a company that specializes in design and manufacturing of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions.

This acquisition is expected to provide MACOM with GaN-on-Silicon epitaxial and pendeoepitaxial semiconductor process technology and materials for use in RF applications.

“GaN technology has been long viewed as the driver of the next generation of RF and microwave applications,” said John Croteau, president and CEO, MACOM. “With today’s announcement, MACOM now provides what we believe to be the industry’s largest portfolio of GaN devices. MACOM’s broadened portfolio of GaN-on-Silicon and GaN on Silicon Carbide technologies offers customers the flexibility to utilize the best solution to solve their RF and microwave design challenges.”

MACOM purchased Nitronex from GaAs Labs for $26 million.

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