James Morra

Associate Content Producer,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

James Morra has written technology news for Microwaves & RF since 2015. His other beat is writing news stories for sister publication, Electronic Design. He is based out of Austin, Texas.

Follow him on Twitter @jamesmorra810.

Filter Start-Up Buys Factory for Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices
Though it gives Akoustis some manufacturing ammunition, the deal pales in comparison to what other firms like Skyworks and Qorvo have invested.
Test Facility in United States Offers LoRa Certification
An inspection facility started offering certification tests for devices using LoRa, a wireless standard particularly suited for sensor networks.
Autotalks, Connected Vehicle Chip Maker, Raises $30 Million
The company is looking to expand its global operations before an official mandate for connected car systems goes into effect in the United States.
How Wyoming Is Testing Connected Vehicles on a Major Trucking Route
It is one of three pilots funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to test the capabilities of vehicle-to-vehicle communications on real roads.
After Avoiding Smartphones, Amplifier Start-Up Draws Fresh Funding
The start-up, Guerrilla RF, has patented designs that prevent large radio frequency inputs from turning on amplifiers, improving isolation.
Smiths Interconnect Brings Brands Under Umbrella
Nine microwave technology brands will be merged under Smiths Interconnect. The move will help the company offer comprehensive solutions, say executives.
FCC Chief Says Net Neutrality Has Curbed Infrastructure Spending
Ajit Pai said that investment on wireless infrastructure is falling under the weight of overly strict regulations, such as net neutrality rules.
Mired in Trials and Partnerships, Operators Push Hybrid Standard Before 5G
Vodaphone, Ericsson, and Qualcomm are among the major wireless companies that support moving up the due date for a radio standard lying between 4G and 5G.
Winding Down the Wolfspeed Saga, an Executive Leaves and an Experiment Ends
After the company experimented with an initial public offering and a $850 million sale, Wolfspeed's chief executive is stepping down and leaving Cree.
GlobalFoundries Adds an Advanced RF SOI Manufacturing Process
The new manufacturing process entails etching 45 nanometers long onto silicon chips, giving them access to frequency bands up to 100 gigahertz.
Infineon's Deal for Wolfspeed Falls Apart, Showing Delicacy of Gallium Nitride
The saga of Infineon's $850 million deal for Wolfspeed has ended. Cree terminated the deal a little over a week after a security panel rejected it.
Qualcomm, Using its Cellular Experience, Prepares for a New Wi-Fi
Qualcomm's new chips join a short list of technologies to support the nascent 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard.
With Regulators Concerned, Infineon's Deal for Wolfspeed is in Jeopardy
For now, the deal is on the rocks. It marks the latest acquisition to be blocked involving gallium nitride.
Using Carbon Nanotubes, Silicon Chips Leap to High Frequencies
Carbonics is among the first to release carbon nanotube chips, which are said to have better power efficiency than GaAs and reach higher frequencies than CMOS circuits.
Qualcomm Launches New Filter Company with TDK
Qualcomm launched a new company called RF360 Holdings that it agreed to form with Japan's TDK last year. Filters are responsible for blocking interference out of front ends.
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