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    2017

    February 27, 2017

    Industry's First 5G RF Front End

    Qorvo announces a breakthrough 5G RFFE developed in close collaboration with a global chipset provider.

    2017

    Qorvo CEO Joins SIA Board

    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.

    2016

    November 11, 2016

    New Qorvo.com Released

    Qorvo launches its integrated website, providing a unified product catalog and an expanded Design Hub.

    2016

    April 18, 2016

    Qorvo Acquires IoT Solution Provider GreenPeak Technologies

    Adds ultra-low power, short range wireless offerings for the connected home and Internet of Things to our expanding RF portfolio.

    2016

    February 22, 2016

    Qorvo Joins 3GPP

    Helps develop key aspects of 5G wireless communications standards.

    2015

    August 25, 2015

    GaN on SIC on 6-Inch Wafers

    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

    2015

    July 14, 2015

    New Horizons Sends Pictures from Pluto

    The Qorvo-enabled New Horizons spacecraft makes its closest approach to Pluto, sending the world’s first photographs from three billion miles away.

    2015

    March 2, 2015

    RF Flex™ Introduced

    Qorvo unveils RF Flex™, integrated front-end solutions to improve the performance and simplify the design of 4G LTE smartphones.

    2015

    January 2, 2015

    First Day of Qorvo

    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.

    2014

    Agreement to Merge Under Name Qorvo®

    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.

    2014

    February 24, 2014

    RF Fusion™ Introduced

    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.

    2014

    July 29, 2014

    First and Only Manufacturer to Achieve MRL 9 for GaN

    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.

    2013

    October 8, 2013

    First Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers for Mobile Devices

    RFMD is the first to market the envelope tracker + multi-mode multi-band PA (MMPA) system solution.

    2013

    August 7, 2013

    Expanded Network Infrastructure and Defense Opportunities

    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.

    2013

    April 30, 2013

    First GaN-on-Diamond Wafers Used

    TriQuint produces the first GaN transistors using GaN-on-diamond wafers, which substantially reduce semiconductor temperatures while maintaining high RF performance.

    2012

    November 5, 2012

    CMOS PAs Added to Portfolio

    RFMD acquires Amalfi Semiconductor to add CMOS PAs to its RF front-end offerings.

    2012

    Mission to Mars: Curiosity

    The TriQuint-enabled Mars Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars, marking the beginning of NASA’s most ambitious Mars mission.

    2012

    GaN Research Contract Awarded

    TriQuint awarded nearly $20 million in defense contracts to further research in GaN and other high-performance technologies.

    2010

    MMPAs Enter the Market

    RFMD commercializes programmable multi-mode, multi-band power amplifiers. 

    2009

    September 3, 2009

    TriAccess Technologies Acquired

    TriQuint acquires TriAccess Technologies, which expands its cable product line and Fiber to the Home products.

    2009

    A GaN Industry First for CATV

    RFMD implements gallium nitride (GaN) in cable TV infrastructure products.

    2008

    "Trusted Source" Accreditation Received

    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.

    2008

    May 23, 2008

    Expansion into Base Stations

    TriQuint acquires industry pioneer WJ Communications, which strengthens its networks product line in base stations.

    2008

    Filtronic Acquisition

    RFMD acquires Filtronic Compound Semiconductors to add GaAs pHEMT technology.

    2008

    More Wireless and Infrastructure Products Added

    RFMD adds voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) for wireless and infrastructure applications through its acquisition of Universal Microwave Corporation.

    2007

    GreenPeak Technologies Forms

    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.

    2007

    Sirenza Microdevices Addition Expands Infrastructure

    RFMD strengthens its infrastructure offering through acquisition of Sirenza Microdevices.

    2006

    First with Integrated RF Shielding

    RFMD ships components with integrated RF shielding, which can eliminate the need for bulky and costly external shields.

    2005

    Communication Received From Huygens Probe on Saturn’s Moon, Titan

    TriQuint enabled communication included data and a photo of Titan's surface.

    2004

    Record Set with PAs Shipped

    RFMD becomes the first company to ship 1 billion power amplifiers.

    2004

    BAW Expansion

    TriQuint acquires TFR Technologies in Bend, Oregon, to expand its bulk acoustic wave (BAW) expertise. 

    2001

    SAW Capabilities Added

    TriQuint merges with Sawtek in Orlando, Florida, adding surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter capabilities.

    2001

    Expansion into GaN

    RFMD acquires RF Nitro Communications, to expand into gallium nitride (GaN) technologies.

    2001

    Design Center for Wireless

    TriQuint opens its Munich, Germany design center through acquisition of Infineon’s GaAs business. 

    2000

    Texas Manufacturing Acquisition

    TriQuint acquires a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas.

    1998

    Texas Instruments and Raytheon Acquisitions

    TriQuint acquires Texas Instruments’ GaAs Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) business and Raytheon Defense Systems and Electronics Group.  

    1997

    October 15, 1997

    Cassini-Huygens Launches

    The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft, equipped with TriQuint’s RF devices, launches its mission to Saturn. 

    1997

    June 3, 1997

    RFMD Goes Public

    RFMD becomes a public company through a successful initial public offering (IPO).

    1996

    First BAW Products Shipped

    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.

    1993

    GaAs HBT Introduced for Cellular

    RFMD designs the first HBT-based power amplifier for cellular phones.

    1992

    First Smartphone

    IBM introduces Simon, the world’s first smartphone.

    1991

    RFMD Is Formed

    Visionaries in high-performance radio frequency (RF) founded RFMD to design and manufacture solutions for mobility, connectivity and enhanced functionality for mobile devices.

    1991

    Merger of GaAs Leaders

    GaAs pioneers Gazelle Microcircuits, Gigabit Logic and TriQuint merge under the TriQuint Semiconductor name.

    1989

    Satellite Products Ship

    TriQuint ships the first space-qualified products for commercial communications satellite applications.

    1985

    TriQuint Forms as Tektronix Spinoff

    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.

    1985

    The Name Game

    TriQuint name is conceived after an engineer wins a $50 contest for using the periodic table to name the 3-5 company.

    1973

    Father of the Cell Phone

    Motorola's Martin Cooper, pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry, places the world's first mobile phone call.

    1957

    Mark of Our Beginning

    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.