Qorvo’s radio frequency solutions were chosen by Lockheed Martin for deployment into US Army multi-mission mobile radar operations.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO), in partnership with Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will be providing radio frequency services to the US Navy radar system. Through the deployment of Qorvo’s gallium nitride power amplifiers, the US Army will be further developing its multi-mission radar system with higher flexibility and power capabilities.
As quoted in the press release:
James Klein, Qorvo’s president of Infrastructure and Defense products, said, “GaN-based amplifiers are providing RF system engineers with the flexibility to achieve significantly higher power and efficiency than GaAs while using fewer parts. The Q-53 radar system exemplifies just how closely Qorvo works with its defense customers to bring commercial technology to military applications that operate across the spectrum with the highest levels of reliability and functionality. We are proud to be selected by Lockheed Martin to help upgrade the U.S. Army’s most modern radar system.”
Qorvo offers the industry’s largest, most innovative GaN-on-SiC portfolio to help customers realize significant improvements in efficiency and operational bandwidth. The company’s products deliver high power density, reduced size, excellent gain, high reliability and process maturity, with volume production dating back to 2000.
Lockheed Martin has used an open GaN foundry model leveraging relationships with commercial suppliers, like Qorvo, that utilize the power of the expansive telecommunications market. This process takes advantage of the commercial industry’s investment in GaN, enables competition and ultimately reduces costs.