This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Freescale Exceeds 175 Million Plastic-Packaged RF Power Transistors Shipped

Stocks in this article: FSL

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the worldwide leader in high-power radio frequency (RF) power transistors, recently reached a milestone unparalleled in the industry – shipment of more than 175 million high-power, high-frequency RF power transistors in plastic packages.

Freescale's RF power over-molded plastic packaging provides cost-effective and reliable alternatives to conventional, more expensive metal-ceramic packaging. Freescale’s plastic packaging withstands and dissipates the high heat levels generated by RF power transistors while maintaining optimal performance levels. This packaging technology is often far less expensive on a per-unit basis than comparable devices in air-cavity packages, and over-molded plastic devices simplify customer's manufacturing processes by enabling a more efficient automated assembly.

“Freescale not only pioneered the development of high-power RF packaging to meet the demanding requirements of power amplifier manufacturers, but we continue to set the pace in plastic package performance, temperature ratings, reliability and volume production,” said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale’s RF business. “Shipping more than 175 million RF power devices in plastic packages underscores the broad market acceptance of Freescale's innovative plastic packaging technology.”

Freescale's heritage of plastic packaging leadership spans more than 30 years. In the mid-1980s the company pioneered low-frequency, high-power plastic packaging for the automotive and industrial industries. In 1997, Freescale delivered the industry's first high-power, high-frequency RF devices in plastic packages optimized for wireless infrastructure applications. Nine years later, Freescale introduced the first 2 GHz RF power plastic devices with a maximum junction temperature rating of 225 degrees Celsius, which for the first time matched the frequency, thermal performance, maximum junction temperature, standards compliance and reliability of traditional RF transistors in metal-ceramic packages. And in 2009, Freescale further extended its technology leadership in plastic packaging with the introduction of OMNI over-molded plastic packaging engineered for applications in which extreme power, performance and temperature requirements are common.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs