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.

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
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.
For Tuning Antennas and Switching Signals, RF MEMS Make Their Mark
“We’ve engaged with virtually everybody in the smartphone market," said an executive at Cavendish Kinetics, a maker of RF MEMS antenna tuners and switches.
Radio Transmitter Chip Beams Power to Smartphones and Hearing Aids 3
The chip comes from Energous, a San Jose-based company that wants wireless charging to be more like using Wi-Fi.
As Wireless Complexity Looms, Keysight Spends $1.6 Billion on Test Software Maker
With Ixia's test software, Keysight has positioned itself to sell products for evaluating everything from the physical to the application layer.
Wireless Sensor Networks Will Spread to Factories and Farms, Report Says
The report, from an Internet of Things research firm OnWorld, says a majority of industrial automation engineers are using some form of mesh networking sensors.
Gallium Nitride to Gradually Move Off the Sidelines
If the mark of critical technology is that companies are willing to sue to protect it, and governments are blocking other countries from buying it, then gallium nitride will only grow more widespread.
The Technology of Airport Security Scanners Helps Guide the Blind 1
A personal radar system could give a sixth sense to people whose sight has been lost or impaired. Finnish researchers are testing millimeter wave scanners for just that.
Marki Microwave Appoints New Chief Executive, Keeping Position in the Family
Now that it wants to sell parts outside its main field of frequency mixers, Marki Microwave is making its first chief executive change in 25 years. It didn't look far.
Intel Attempts to Clean Slate with 5G Modem
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel revealed plans to sell a new modem chip for handling 5G wireless communications.
Multi-Protocol Chip Tries to Desegregate the Internet of Things
The wireless chip that Qorvo released on Tuesday is latest specimen to incorporate multiple radios that connect things like heating systems and light bulbs.
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