Leveraging UMC's CMOS foundry experience, Wavetek is a pure-play 6 inch III-V compound semiconductor wafer foundry, serving the RFIC/MMIC industry. In RF/microwave areas, we have released a series of HBT and pHEMT technologies that address applications from 2G to 4.5G handsets and base stations, WiFi broadband connectivity, CATV, point-to-point communications, and radar applications covering frequency spectrums from DC to 40 GHz.
Additionally, we are developing several key technologies to offer even higher RF performance. We will be the first in the industry to release KrF stepper defined 0.15£gm E/D pHEMT technology (ED15) to offer a higher throughput, low cost solution for future 5G cellular (mm-wave), 40G/100G optical communications, and 5.8GHz 802.11ac integrated front end module applications. This offering will break the throughput and cost barriers set by the traditional e-beam defined 0.15£gm T-gate technology, and can address the needs of mm-wave MMIC applications. For HBT, we are developing a next generation HBT platform (SH series) to offer higher linearity, higher PAE and better ruggedness for future handset MMMB applications. Furthermore, we plan to release a BiHEMT technology that combines an SH HBT platform with our ED50 technology, which is targeted for integrated MMMB applications.