ANADIGICS

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ANADIGICS,Inc
SOLD
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 1985
Founder Ron Rosenzweig, George Gilbert and Charles Huang
Headquarters Warren, NJ
Number of locations

0 Company has been sold to IIVI

Other Facilities Worldwide:
Number of employees
0
Website www.anadigics.com/anadigics.com

ANADIGICS, Inc was a worldwide provider of semiconductor solutions to the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. Founded in 1985, the name ANADIGICS is an acronym from the Company describing the product lines of Analog and Digital ICs. ANADIGICS’ high frequency RF and Mixed Signal IC devices enable many manufacturers of communications equipment.[1]

Historical timeline[edit]

  • Founded 1985 by Ron Rosenzweig, George Gilbert, and Charles Huang targeting military market
  • 1988 Pioneered commercial applications for GaAs ICs
  • 1993 1st GaAs IC Company to receive ISO9000 Certification .[2]
  • February 1997; Company Announced their first dual-band power amplifier .[3]
  • October 1998; New President & CEO Bami Bastani joins the Company.[4]
  • March 1999; First dual band power amplifier IC (patented)[5]
  • July 1999; began production at the world's first 6-inch analog GaAs Wafer FAB [6]
  • August 1999; opened remote Design Center – Richardson, Texas, USA[7]
  • November 1999; opened Newbury Park, California, USA Design Center EETimes Article
  • January 2000; opened international design center in Camberley, UK.
  • August 2000; opened design center in Rehovot, Israel
  • April 2001; acquired Telcom Devices, Camarillo, CA[8]
  • January 2002; opened Sales & Applications Representative Office in Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • June 2002; opened Design & Applications Center in Aalborg, Denmark
  • October 2002; opened Taiwan Branch, Hsinchu City, R.O.C.
  • April 2003; Acquired RF Solutions, Norcross, Georgia, USA[9]
  • September 2003; opened Taiwan Applications Center, Taipei, R.O.C.[10]
  • October 2003; Acquired Tavanza Division of Celeritek, and opened office in San Jose, California, USA[11]
  • July 2004; opened Representative Office in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China
  • March 2005; ANADIGICS Korea Representative Office became ANADIGICS Korea Branch Office
  • January 2005; receives ISO 14001:1996 Certification[12]
  • April 2005; ships 25 Millionth InGaP HBT WLAN Power Amplifier[13]
  • September 2007; expands research and development group through acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor's RF Design Team[14]
  • August 2008; nominated for EDN China Innovation Award[15]
  • January 2009; Mario A. Rivas joins the company as CEO[16]
  • May 2009; won China Telecommunication Technology Innovation Award[17]
  • November 2009; won two EDN China Innovation Awards for AWT6222 and AWT9966[18]
  • 2014 Anadigics Stock Prices dips below $1.00
  • March 2016; ANADIGICS Acquired by II-VI for approx. $78M

Technology background[edit]

ANADIGICS pioneered the high volume cost-effective manufacture of high performance gallium arsenide integrated circuits (GaAs ICs). The company's 6-inch GaAs manufacturing facility uses the industry’s latest technology and manufacturing processes to deliver InGaP HBT, GaAs MESFET, and GaAs pHEMT RFIC products. ANADIGICS’ products are also manufactured with its proprietary and patented InGaP-Plus process, which integrates bipolar and FET structures on the same InGaP GaAs die.[19]

Products[edit]

GSM/GPRS/EDGE Power Amplifier Module with Integrated Power Control AWT6172R in a Samsung SGH-D880

ANADIGICS previously served the wireless and broadband markets, with support for all major standards. It offers power amplifiers for wireless and wireless broadband standards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoover's Company Profile[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release[permanent dead link], March 17, 2003
  3. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release[permanent dead link], February 14, 1997
  4. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release[permanent dead link], September 24, 1998
  5. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., March 10, 1999
  6. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release[permanent dead link], July 23, 1999
  7. ^ EE Times, August 19, 1999
  8. ^ Microwave Journal, April 2, 2001
  9. ^ COMPOUNDSEMI Online, April 2, 2003
  10. ^ Nikkei Electronics Asia Article Archived February 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., September 22, 2003
  11. ^ COMPOUNDSEMI Online, October 16, 2003
  12. ^ ThomasNet, January 25, 2005
  13. ^ LAN Product News[permanent dead link] April 11, 2005
  14. ^ Semiconductor Today Article, September 5, 2007
  15. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., August 13, 2008
  16. ^ TradingMarkets.com Article[permanent dead link], January 15, 2009
  17. ^ ANADIGICS Press Release Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., May 13, 2009
  18. ^ EDN China Archived November 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., November 18, 2009
  19. ^ Goliath Company Profile