Although 2012 turned out to be an off year for RF power amplifiers and devices for wireless infrastructure, the market still held its own, notes ABI Research. Despite the off year RF power amplifier sales for wireless infrastructure will top $2.4B and RF power device sales will be over $600M. The Asia-Pacific region continues to account for more than 75 percent of the RF power semiconductor devices sold into the mobile wireless infrastructure segment. LTE will become an increasingly important factor in this business, even though the rollout has not been as rapid as the industry would like. “Although LTE has not significantly impacted RF power amplifier and device sales as of yet,” says Research Director Lance Wilson, “it is going to bolster RF power sales in the wireless infrastructure space from 2012 on.”

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Pai to Leave FCC in 2021

FCC chmn Ajit Pai intends to depart the Commission on Jan 20. Pai joined the FCC in May 2012, having been appointed by then-President Barack Obama and unanimously approved by the Senate. His term was set to

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