On October 8, Qorvo announced that it has acquired Cavendish Kinetics, the world’s leading high-performance RF supplier. The team will continue to drive the adoption of RF MEMS technology in the Qorvo product line and turn it into high-volume manufacturing for mobile devices and other markets.
Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo’s Mobile Products Division, said: “The acquisition of Cavendish Kinetics enables us to strengthen Qorvo’s market leadership in antenna tuning. Several of the world’s leading smartphone vendors have confirmed that the RF MEMS technology of Cavendish Kinetics can significantly improve antenna performance, including reduced losses and increased linearity. Qorvo will be optimized and expanded on the company’s original base and applied to other applications such as infrastructure and defense.”
RF MEMS are RF products processed with MEMS technology. RF-MEMS technology enables high integration with MMICs, making it possible to create a SOC that integrates the collection, processing, transmission, processing and execution of information. Moreover, it has the advantages of low price, small size, light weight and high reliability.
F MEMS devices are used to tune the primary and diversity smartphone antennas in the low, medium, and high bands to produce stronger signals and faster data rates. RF MEMS maximizes performance with excellent Q-factor, improved linearity, and extremely low insertion loss, which offers great potential for improved 4G and 5G system performance.