TriQuint Semiconductor Inc
) recently expanded its product range supporting optical networks
with the introduction of five new transimpedance amplifiers
(TIA), which complements its modulator driver portfolio. This new
technology serves both the transmit and receive RF (radio
frequency) needs of high performance optical networks.
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The new TIAs are suited to support 40G, 100G and other emergent
platforms. The TIA technology serves the fastest networks as well
as higher modulation needs of future optical broadband systems.
TriQuint's new family of TIAs features five new silicon germanium
(SiGe) amplifiers. The amplifiers have a broad range of on-chip
benefits and are ideal for very-short-reach to metro- and
long-haul optical networks.
Optical networks are most suitable for long-distance, high-speed
data transfers across wired and mobile device networks. Global
network capacity is also expanding based on the continuous growth
in smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices. As per Infonetics
Research - a telecom market research firm - the global optical
market is expected to witness growth in 2013 after a slow 2012.
The growth in spending and capacity expansion is expected
primarily in North America, China, Europe and the Middle East.
The EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) is also expected
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore, TriQuint is an original
equipment manufacturer (OEM) of semiconductor communication
integrated circuits (ICs). TriQuint's products specifically
target the wireless handset segment, infrastructure networks, and
defense markets. TriQuint is one of the leading players in the
handset market, and new users and new applications are further
creating a lucrative growth opportunity for it. TriQuint products
help in reducing the costs and increasing the performance of
connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical
voice, data and video communications.
However, the company needs to be wary of intense competition from
industry bigwigs like
DSP Group Inc
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc
), each carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). However, TriQuint
currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).