Alpha Receives 137-501 Power Amplifier Orders

April 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Alpha Industries Inc. (Woburn, MA) announced that its quad-band InGaP HBT power amplifier module has been designed into two new-generation mobile phones scheduled to be introduced in 2002 by a top-tier wireless handset OEM.

Alpha's 137-501 module will be integrated into dual-band, GPRS-compatible handsets that are expected to be introduced in the US, Europe and Asia in the second half of 2002. The module features Alpha's proprietary silicon bipolar logic controller in a fully integrated 50 Ohm input/output package.

"Our InGaP HBT power amplifier module is a compelling solution that offers the OEM a unique level of flexibility," said Colin Sweeney, Alpha's general manager of power amplifier products. "Because it supports the world's most widely used wireless frequencies, the module can be used to power quad-band wireless handsets as well as dual- and tri-band phones. This flexibility allows OEMs to streamline their inventory and more easily manage logistics."