Winner
RFMD GaN Amplifier Family for DOCSIS 3.1
RFMD’s new family of Gallium Nitride- (GaN-) based line amplifiers for DOCSIS 3.1 can improve power efficiency, with up to 3dB higher output power than legacy technologies like Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) or silicon-based amplifiers. GaN also touts higher frequency response and the ability to maintain flat gain response, allowing new installs to reach longer distances with no sacrifice in distortion performance compared with GaAs or silicon. Associated power savings can amount to billions of watt hours per year. The use of GaN also reduces material waste and the energy needed to produce line amplifiers made from either Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) or silicon. Go Green!
 
Honorable Mentions
ARRIS Group, Inc. – ARRIS WorkAssure Field Service Management
Using WorkAssure, MSOs can not only streamline operations to increase productivity, reduce errors and rework, and improve reliability, but also reduce fuel costs with GPS technology tracking.
 
BendBroadband – Green savings, reliability and innovation is in the Vault at BendBroadband
BendBroadband’s new headend facility, powered by its green Vault datacenter and completed in September 2013, is the perfect example of combining innovative solutions to save money and formulate green solutions.

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