TriQuint Semiconductor designs and manufactures RF solutions for the worldwide communications marketplace. The company supports mobile-device, 3G/4G base-station, WLAN, cable-TV, millimeter-wave, optical, and defense/aerospace applications. This global RF solutions provider promises to enable quicker design turns, higher performance, and a smaller bill of materials. Its standard products are complemented by a large selection of gallium-arsenide (GaAs) and gallium-nitride (GaN) foundry processes including Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1A “Trusted Foundry” services. The company’s latest GaN-on-SiC 0.25-micron process has been in release since 2008 with ongoing enhancements and comprehensive design kits.
To deliver its large portfolio of design, fabrication, manufacturing, and related services, TriQuint leverages its expertise in key technologies including GaN, GaAs, SAW, and BAW. For example, TriQuint innovators have demonstrated the ability to incorporate amplifier and filter functions with key matching circuitry and optimizing capabilities. In doing so, they have made it possible for TriQuint to pioneer integrated modules for mobile devices and bring increasingly modularized solutions to network infrastructure, CATV/FTTH, optical networks, and the defense and aerospace markets. TriQuint’s R&D heritage continues to support next-generation defense and commercial applications.
President and CEO: Ralph Quinsey.
Ralph Quinsey joined TriQuint in July 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer. From September 1999 to January 2002, Quinsey was with ON Semiconductor, a manufacturer of semiconductors for a wide array of applications, as Vice President and General Manager of the Analog Division. Prior to that, Quinsey was with Motorola, a manufacturer of semiconductors and communications equipment, from 1979 to September 1999. There, he held various positions including Vice President and General Manager of the RF/IF Circuits Division, which developed both silicon and gallium-arsenide technologies for wireless phone applications. In January 2011, Quinsey was elected to the Board of Directors of Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:VLTR), a provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power-management semiconductors. Quinsey received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.
Year company was formed: Incorporated in 1985.
Acquisitions: TriAccess Technologies, WJ Communications (formerly Watkins-Johnson), Peak Devices, TFR Technologies, Infineon’s GaAs business, Texas Instruments' GaAs MMIC business, and Raytheon TI's Defense Systems and Electronics Group
2008 - TriQuint becomes first company to release 0.25-micron GaN-on-SiC process in an open foundry model.
1998 – The company establishes R&D in GaAs, InP, GaN and other advanced semiconductor technologies and materials. TriQuint also establishes a 150-mm commercial foundry in Hillsboro.
1996 – TriQuint launches Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), a quality initiative to improve technical, manufacturing, and business processes in all areas of the company's operations.