Avnet Silica signs distribution agreement with Qorvo for RF applications

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Avnet Silica has announced a new supplier agreement with Qorvo, a provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions.

The agreement will see Avnet Silica build upon a strong portfolio for RF solutions to address the automotive market as well as a broad range of power management applications. The agreement extends Avnet’s existing partnership in Asia to include Avnet Silica in Europe and the Americas region.

In automotive, Avnet Silica focuses on a wide selection of areas for the digitally connected car, such as:

  • antennas supporting multiple high-speed data streams simultaneously
  • infotainment solutions supporting C-V2X / DSRC, Wi-Fi, SDARS, GPS, LTE and 5G technologies for satellite radio and navigation
  • applications to increase driver safety and awareness
  • products for telematics applications that connect vehicles to the cloud such as vehicle tracking, fleet management, satellite navigation or mobile internet

All the Qorvo products for this sector will come with AEC-Q100 / AEC-Q200 qualification, enabling a fast time to market for automotive customers.

In power management, Qorvo products are designed to be used across diverse sectors in industrial, commercial and consumer markets. For example, through the acquisition of Active-Semi, Qorvo’s portfolio now includes:

  • battery management ICs offering configurable single-chip solutions for ultra-compact battery-operated devices that use Li-ion or Li-polymer based batteries
  • a range of high- and low-power buck and boost DC/DC converters covering input voltages from 2.7 to 40V
  • single-chip solutions for various motor- and power-control applications via the Power Application Controller (PAC) family of ICs, plus all the necessary analogue circuitry and power management peripherals
  • a selection of power management ICs combining world class power conversion characteristics with intelligent system management

“Avnet Silica is a natural partner for Qorvo with its market and customer know-how as well as extensive technical expertise that enables us to gain better access for our products and technologies in fast growing markets,” said Rodney Hsing, Sr Director Global Distribution at Qorvo.

“Qorvo’s portfolio boasts industry-leading and highly integrated solutions right across the board, negating the need for external discrete components and greatly simplifying the design-in process for engineers. It also enables an overall reduction in system size, cost and time-to-market for end customers, especially with automotive pre-qualification for fast deployment in a multitude of in-car systems and connected applications,” said Thomas Foj, Director Automotive EMEA at Avnet Silica.