SUNDERLAND, UK: 24 September 2010 — VIPER RF, a specialist in microwave and RF IC design and development, has announced that it has entered into a co-marketing agreement with TriQuint, a leading RF product manufacturer and foundry services provider. Under the agreement VIPER RF will offer design support and specialised RF expertise to help customers develop chips using TriQuint’s process technologies and design tools.

VIPER RF is a UK microwave and RF consultancy and product-based company that addresses a range of markets including defence and security, communications and wireless applications, covering frequencies in the range DC – 100GHz.

The TriQuint foundry offers a range of process technologies including GaAs FETs (pHEMT and MESFET), InGaP HBT, BiHEMT and GaN, on 3-inch, 100mm and 150mm wafers. Its customers include OEMs, fabless semiconductor and wireless startups. VIPER RF joins an established network of design resources worldwide that each has the experience and tools to assist TriQuint’s customers in realising their RF and microwave IC design goals.

“Third party design expertise, such as that provided by VIPER RF, is invaluable to customers with limited design resources, and this type of co-marketing agreement provides tangible benefits to the entire RF ecosystem,” commented Mike Peters, Director of Marketing for Commercial Foundry at. TriQuint. “VIPER RF’s experience in GaAs MMIC and RFIC design, as well as its market focus, is a very good match to the application areas we address.”

“TriQuint is one of the world’s leading providers of GaAs and GaN foundry technologies, and it is a great honour for us to have been named as one of their co-marketing design resource companies,” added Jim Mayock, CEO of VIPER RF. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship helping customers to use TriQuint’s foundry services profitably.”