Friday, April 17, 2009
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. said it remains the largest commercial GaAs foundry based largely on continued growth in communications markets like smartphones.The company recently provided a tour of its Hillsboro, Ore., gallium arsenide foundry TriQuint's industry lead will be reaffirmed next week by industry watcher Strategy Analytics Inc. (Newton, Mass.). TriQuint's first quarter earnings are expected to be down compared to its 21 percent growth in 2008, but it will predict overall growth for 2009. Over 85 percent of TriQuint's sales are standard RF chips for wireless communications. The remainder--about 10 percent commercial and 5 percent for the military--bring its foundry business to about $400 million annually.
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