For more than 30 years, Qorvo technology has been at the heart of systems that connect, protect and power the planet. We've been innovating, researching, developing and acquiring cutting-edge technologies that shape the world as we know it.
Regardless of the route to becoming Qorvo, the mission has always remained the same: to drive connectivity, no matter the technology. From the start of RF Micro Devices (RFMD) in 1991, TriQuint in 1985, and dating back to roots in Tektronix, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Watkins-Johnson, we've helped send space probes past Pluto, connected wireless networks and mobile devices, and brought new levels of efficiency to power.
Here are a few of the milestones that got us where we are today, and where Qorvo will help take you tomorrow.
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Qorvo CEO Bob Bruggeworth is elected Chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for 2021, which represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design and research.
Qorvo acquires Sevenhugs, a leading software provider for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications.
Qorvo joins other leading wireless chipset providers and RF front-end vendors as a founding member of the OpenRF Association, driving interoperability across the 5G ecosystem and accelerating the delivery of next-gen devices.
Qorvo acquires Decawave, a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive and IoT applications.
Qorvo acquires Custom MMIC, a leading supplier of high-performance GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and millimeter wave (mmWave) products for defense, aerospace and commercial applications.
Qorvo announces the acquisition of Cavendish Kinetics, Inc., the world's leading provider of high-performance RF Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology for antenna tuning applications.
Qorvo announces the acquisition of Active-Semi, a supplier of programmable analog power solutions. Qorvo’s programmable mixed signal power solutions provide customers with compelling simplicity, efficiency and design flexibility – resulting in smaller footprints, lower bill of material costs and reduced time to market.
We partnered with LEEDARSON to launch a family of smart home lighting solutions that support multiple standards for the IoT.
Qorvo’s QM19000, the world’s first 5G RF front end, was named “Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology” by the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI). QM19000 supports 5G testing and enables early 5G deployments.
Qorvo’s 28 GHz products supported the Samsung 5G MIMO demo at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Qorvo announces a breakthrough 5G RFFE, QM19000, developed in close collaboration with a global chipset provider.
Qorvo CEO Bob Bruggeworth is elected to the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design and research.
Qorvo launches its integrated website, providing a unified product catalog and an expanded Design Hub.
Adds ultra-low power, short range wireless offerings for the connected home and Internet of Things to our expanding RF portfolio.
Helps develop key aspects of 5G wireless communications standards.
Qorvo scales the manufacturing of GaN on silicon carbide (GaN on SiC) MMICs from 4-inch to 6-inch wafers, poising the company to double GaN manufacturing capacity
The Qorvo-enabled New Horizons spacecraft makes its closest approach to Pluto, sending the world’s first photographs from three billion miles away.
Qorvo unveils RF Flex™, integrated front-end solutions to improve the performance and simplify the design of 4G LTE smartphones.
Qorvo, Inc.’s doors open, bringing together all the critical RF building blocks needed to simplify design, reduce size and conserve power for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications.
TriQuint and RFMD announce an agreement to merge and operate under a new name as Qorvo with a goal to deliver the core RF technologies and innovation that enable customers to accelerate their next-generation designs.
RFMD introduces RF Fusion™ — a complete RF front-end solution for global 4G world phones and tablets that integrates all major transmit and receive RF functionality from the transceiver to the antenna.
TriQuint is the first and only gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to achieve the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Readiness Level 9.
RFMD is the first to market the envelope tracker + multi-mode multi-band PA (MMPA) system solution.
TriQuint acquires CAP Wireless and its Spatium® technology, which replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). As a result, network infrastructure and defense market opportunities expand.
TriQuint produces the first GaN transistors using GaN-on-diamond wafers, which substantially reduce semiconductor temperatures while maintaining high RF performance.
RFMD acquires Amalfi Semiconductor to add CMOS PAs to its RF front-end offerings.
The TriQuint-enabled Mars Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars, marking the beginning of NASA’s most ambitious Mars mission.
TriQuint awarded nearly $20 million in defense contracts to further research in GaN and other high-performance technologies.
RFMD commercializes programmable multi-mode, multi-band power amplifiers.
TriQuint acquires TriAccess Technologies, which expands its cable product line and Fiber to the Home products.
RFMD implements gallium nitride (GaN) in cable TV infrastructure products.
TriQuint receives the U.S. Department of Defense accredited Category 1A "Microelectronics Trusted Source." This is the Department’s highest designation, which certifies that TriQuint’s products, processes and procedures meet stringent control and secure handling standards.
TriQuint acquires industry pioneer WJ Communications, which strengthens its networks product line in base stations.
RFMD acquires Filtronic Compound Semiconductors to add GaAs pHEMT technology.
RFMD adds voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) for wireless and infrastructure applications through its acquisition of Universal Microwave Corporation.
IoT solution provider GreenPeak Technologies forms through the merger of Xanadu Wireless and Ubiwave, creating a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications. Qorvo acquires GreenPeak in 2016.
RFMD strengthens its infrastructure offering through acquisition of Sirenza Microdevices.
RFMD ships components with integrated RF shielding, which can eliminate the need for bulky and costly external shields.
TriQuint enabled communication included data and a photo of Titan's surface.
RFMD becomes the first company to ship 1 billion power amplifiers.
TriQuint acquires TFR Technologies in Bend, Oregon, to expand its bulk acoustic wave (BAW) expertise.
TriQuint merges with Sawtek in Orlando, Florida, adding surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter capabilities.
RFMD acquires RF Nitro Communications, to expand into gallium nitride (GaN) technologies.
TriQuint opens its Munich, Germany design center through acquisition of Infineon’s GaAs business.
TriQuint acquires a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas.
TriQuint acquires Texas Instruments’ GaAs Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) business and Raytheon Defense Systems and Electronics Group.
The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft, equipped with TriQuint’s RF devices, launches its mission to Saturn.
RFMD becomes a public company through a successful initial public offering (IPO).
TFR Technologies, which later becomes TriQuint’s manufacturing and design center in Bend, Oregon, ships its first BAW products and emerges as the world's sole supplier for defense and test instrument customers.
RFMD designs the first HBT-based power amplifier for cellular phones.
IBM introduces Simon, the world’s first smartphone.
Visionaries in high-performance radio frequency (RF) founded RFMD to design and manufacture solutions for mobility, connectivity and enhanced functionality for mobile devices.
GaAs pioneers Gazelle Microcircuits, Gigabit Logic and TriQuint merge under the TriQuint Semiconductor name.
TriQuint ships the first space-qualified products for commercial communications satellite applications.
A group of talented engineers founds TriQuint as a spinoff of Tektronix to research and develop the use of GaAs for high-performance wireless applications.
TriQuint name is conceived after an engineer wins a $50 contest for using the periodic table to name the 3-5 company.
Motorola's Martin Cooper, pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry, places the world's first mobile phone call.
Dean A. Watkins and H. Richard Johnson form Watkins-Johnson Company (WJ,) a leader in semiconductor-manufacturing equipment and electronic products for the wireless-telecommunications and defense industries. TriQuint acquires WJ in 2008.
From the core technologies we design to the exciting ways our customers use our products, Qorvo enables a world of innovation.