UltraRF, Hitachi Kokusai to develop RF power amplifier modules

May 14, 2002 – Sunnyvale, CA – UltraRF Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cree Inc., has signed an agreement with Hitachi Kokusai Electric of Japan for the development of high power amplifier modules based on UltraRF’s LDMOS-8 technology.

John Quinn, UltraRF vice president stated, “UltraRF and Hitachi Kokusai are responding to the demand for system operating cost reduction by investing in new circuit and device level technologies that are expected to be made available to infrastructure manufacturers via a range of modular power amplifiers similar to the recently released UltraRF PFM 21020. These modules are portable from platform to platform and enable additional cost saving system architectures such as tower-top PA’s which eliminate traditional system power losses between PA and antenna.”

Hitachi Kokusai Electric is an integrated manufacturer of electronics equipment that develops, manufactures, and markets a line of products focused primarily on three key areas: wireless communication and information systems, broadcasting and video systems, and semiconductor manufacturing systems. The company’s overseas network comprises affiliates and sales offices in Europe as well as affiliates, sales offices, and technical centers in the US.


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