SOURCE: Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.

June 09, 2005 20:00 ET

Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc. (GCS) Announces Low Cost 0.25um PHEMT Foundry Process for mmW Frequency Applications

TORRANCE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 9, 2005 -- GCS, Inc. (Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.), a pure-play III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry announced today that its proprietary 0.25um PHEMT process will now be offered to address the mmW frequency applications.

"Our low cost 0.25um PHEMT process was developed specifically for transceiver MMIC components. The device features high frequency characteristics of FT > 60 GHz and Fmax > 150 GHz, with Gmax > 15dB at 30 GHz. It is ideal for PA, gain blocks, LNA, mixers, switches and other discrete or MMIC components with operations through Ka-Band (or up to 40GHz) frequency. The unique feature of this process is utilizing 'optical' gate lithography, which allows low cost manufacturing and short cycle time," commented Jerry Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of GCS. "With a two terminal gate-to-drain breakdown voltage of > 18V and a pinch off voltage of -1.0V, this process allows safe operation of up to 8V drain bias which opens up many options of operations, especially in the mmW PA area. As a performance example, at 30 GHz when biased at Vds=6V, our device demonstrated a power density greater than 400mW/mm with an associated gain of 9.4 dB and a PAE > 41%. Thanks to the advance of 0.25um "optical" gate lithography, high performance and high dynamic range mmW MMICs are now made affordable for applications such as LMDS, PTP, VSAT, etc.," continued Jerry Curtis.

Global Communication Semiconductors Inc., based in Torrance, California, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, provides compound semiconductor foundry services to the wireless telecommunication and high-speed networking industries. GCS currently offers foundry services for InGaP and InP HBT, power and switch PHEMT processes and provides optoelectronic foundry services for PIN diodes and lasers used in the fiber optic communication market. Additional information may be found at www.gcsincorp.com.

Contact Information

  • For evaluation sample and more information on GCS, please contact:
    Simon Yu
    VP, Sales and Marketing
    Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.
    23155 Kashiwa Court,
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Tel: 310-530-7274 x 138
    Fax: 310-517-8200
    Email: Email Contact

    Or

    Wing Yau
    Director, Marketing and Applications Engineering
    Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.
    23155 Kashiwa Court,
    Torrance, CA 90505
    Tel: 310-530-7274 x 107
    Fax: 310-517-8200
    Email: Email Contact
    Web site: http://www.gcsincorp.com