Leading semiconductor manufacturer
) recently disclosed that its AWL9581 FEIC (front-end integrated
circuit) was selected by South Korean multinational electronics
company LG Electronics for the new G2 smartphone. AWL9581 FEIC is
the latest addition to the 802.11ac WiFi FEIC family that offers
a theoretical maximum data transfer speed of more than 3Gbps
(Gigabits per second).
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The product combines a high performance power amplifier (PA) with
low-noise amplifier (LNA) and RF switch to offer unmatched
efficacy for seamless transmission of high definition (HD) videos
at extended ranges with voice clarity and unmatched high-speed
data. In addition, the product also has greater integration
capabilities compared to other variants available in the market,
which in turn reduces the requirement for other external
components to save valuable printed circuit board (PCB) space.
The power amplifier would extend smartphone's battery life by
leveraging Anadigics' patented InGaP-Plus technology that offers
higher efficiency at low and high power levels and minimizes
quiescent current. The new product further reinforces the
long-term business relationship with LG Electronics and extends
Anadigics' client portfolio.
Headquartered in Warren, N.J., Anadigics designs and manufactures
semiconductor solutions for the broadband wireless and wireline
communications markets. Its products include power amplifiers,
tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and
other components. Anadigics is well positioned in three
fast-growing markets: 3G, WiFi and CATV (cable television). In
addition, the company is increasing its product content in
markets where multiple power amplifiers and multiple tuner
integrated circuits are needed.
Anadigics continues to focus on three market drivers that it
believes will expand its 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
higher data usage and proliferation of high performance WiFi
connectivity in mobile devices.
Incremental demand for wireless connectivity in consumer devices,
including smartphones and tablets, provide substantial growth
opportunities for Anadigics. The company's new ProEficient
singleband and dual-band power amplifiers, Multimode Multiband
Power Amplifiers and WiFi should also fuel revenue growth in the
coming quarters. With continuous launch of such new products,
Anadigics expects to offset the decline in its legacy business
and thereby stem the tide of losses experienced over the past few
Anadigics currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Other companies
in the industry worth mentioning include
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
), each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).