11 July 2022
AmpliTech debuts MMIC designs and full product suite at IMS
At the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Denver (21-23 June), AmpliTech Group Inc of Hauppauge, NY, USA – which designs and makes signal-processing radio frequency (RF) microwave components for satellite communications, telecoms (5G & IoT), space, defense and quantum computing markets – debuted its monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) chip designs.
The MMIC chips bring what is claimed to be AmpliTech’s industry-leading lowest noise figures and power dissipation performance into a chip form factor. The low noise figures and low-power-dissipating MMIC chips are expected to enable up to 40% cost savings in systems by promoting higher link availability, increased data transmission bandwidth, and maintaining up to a 6x longer life than the next best-performing chips.
IMS marked the first public appearance of AmpliTech’s full four division lineup including the newly formed AmpliTech Group MMIC Design Center (AGMDC), which was initiated last October, and Spectrum Semiconductor Materials of San Jose, CA, USA, acquired in December. These two units are accretive to the group, as AGMDC enables the group to introduce AmpliTech’s performance into a much more widespread form factor, while Spectrum Semiconductor Materials will package the MMICs and also serve as a global distributor of the chips. They join analog amplifier components manufacturer AmpliTech Inc and RF subsystem manufacturer Specialty Microwave to form a full RF product suite that will create a one-stop-shop for RF system needs and also enable AmpliTech Group to attract a broader range of sales representation, it is reckoned, due to its now increased horizontal integration.
“We were looking forward to serving as a [gold] sponsor for the event and welcoming our two new groups, AGMDC and Spectrum Semiconductor Materials, to their very first show,” says founder & CEO Fawad Maqbool. “AGMDC, based in Plano, TX, impressed attendees with the unprecedented specs for their MMIC designs, which are expected to enable AmpliTech Group to reach new markets given its use of a more flexible form factor that will allow for integration into a variety of systems that our analog amplifiers are not applicable to. Additionally, Spectrum Semiconductor Materials, our semiconductor packaging unit, was able to discuss its ability to deliver much-needed integrated circuit packaging and technical support to industries amid an ongoing shortage of semiconductor components with attendees,” he adds.
“Both these groups will serve a crucial role in providing products that will support the future of wireless and broadband communication alongside AmpliTech Inc and Specialty Microwave,” Maqbool continues. “The progress we have made over the past year has very well increased our ability to capture and fulfill larger orders from customers building solutions in 5G, IoT and quantum computing, among other innovative applications.”