Team Torture: Developing a Standard Qualification for Power Amplifier



Panel Members: Bill Roesch, TriQuint Semiconductor

Leslie Marchut, RF Micro Devices

Bryan Shelton, Mimix Broadband


Steve Randle, Avago Technologies

Lance Rushing or CS Bhasker, Skyworks Solutions


There is no doubt that a “killer” application for compound semiconductors is the power amplifier module used in all cell phones. With the advances

from 3G to 4G and beyond, the compound semiconductor power amplifer content has grown within the recent phone models of the largest consumer electronics market known to mankind. But did you ever think that the aspects of a Power Amplifier Module’s niche also make it unique in terms of reliability qualification?



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