In a concerted effort to expand its product portfolio and
) recently introduced the AWB7224 small-cell power amplifier to
extend its frequency band coverage in 3G and 4G markets. The new
power amplifier is designed to deliver benchmark efficiency,
linearity, output and thermal characteristics for wireless
infrastructure operating in the 728 to 768 MHz frequency band.
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Leveraging ANADIGICS' patented InGaP-Plus technology and advanced
design architectures, the new power amplifier enables
manufacturers to develop products that consume less power while
providing higher throughput and greater coverage. The launch of
the new amplifier is likely to strengthen its position as a
leading designer and manufacturer of semiconductor solutions for
the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets.
The strategic move is also expected to boost its depleted top-
and bottom-line. The company reported a loss of $16.1 million or
23 cents per share in fourth quarter 2012 compared with a loss of
$15.6 million or 23 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
Total revenue for fourth quarter 2012 was $30.5 million, down
16.5% year over year from $36.5 million in the year-earlier
Moving forward, ANADIGICS intends to continue focusing on three
market drivers that it believes will expand its served available
market. These drivers include the rapid adoption of 3G and 4G
data connectivity in wireless mobile devices, expansion of
wireless and CATV infrastructure to support increase data use,
and proliferation of high performance WiFi connectivity in mobile
Founded in 1984, ANADIGICS is headquartered in Warren, N.J. Its
products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits,
active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components. These
products are sold individually or packaged as integrated radio
frequency (RF) and front-end modules. In the wireless market, the
company focuses on handsets and infrastructure equipment. In the
broadband market, the company focuses on cable set-top box and
other related equipment.
The company offers third generation products that use the
wideband code-division multiple access (W-CDMA) and enhanced data
rates for global system for mobile communication evolution (EDGE)
standards, as well as combinations of W-CDMA and EDGE platforms
(WEDGE); third generation (3.5G) products that use the high speed
packet access (HSPA) and Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO)
standards; fourth generation (4G) products for worldwide
interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX); wireless fidelity
(WiFi) products; cable television (CATV) cable modem and set-top
box products; CATV infrastructure products; and
The company presently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), while its peers
PLX Technology Inc.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
) have a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) each.