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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MACOM posts sales of $112 million

MACOM reported revenue of $112.2 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 27, 2019, a decrease of 25.8% compared to $151.2 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and an increase of 3.6% compared to $108.3 million in the prior fiscal quarter;

Gross margin was 47.2%, compared to 46.9% in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and 31.2% in the prior fiscal quarter;

Operating loss was $12.0 million, compared to a loss of $17.5 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and a loss of $323.8 million in the prior fiscal quarter; and net income from continuing operations was $8.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share.

"We are making progress on all fronts," said Stephen G. Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are focused on profitability."

Thursday, September 5, 2019

MACOM shows Open Eye MSA compliant analog chipset

MACOM Technology Solutions demonstrated a 200G optical module designed in collaboration with an industry leading optical manufacturer, leveraging MACOM’s Open Eye MSA compliant analog chipset. The chipset is optimized for volume-scale deployment in high-density Cloud Data Center links.

MACOM said its chipset will provide a clear pathway to 200G throughput speeds utilizing industry-leading analog components. MACOM’s fully analog transmit and receive chipset is comprised of the MAOM-38053 four-channel transmit CDR with integrated laser driver and, on the receive side, features MACOM BSP56B photodetectors, a MATA-03819 quad TIA and the MASC-38040 four-channel receive CDR.

MACOM is applying its expertise and market leadership in 25Gbps and 100Gbps solutions to 50Gbps PAM-4 applications and specifically to 200G QSFP and 2 x 200G OSFP/QSFP-DD modules to bring the benefits of low power and low latency solutions in addition to existing digital signal processing (DSP) architectures, to Cloud Data Centers.

MACOM’s chipset is sampling for both single mode and multimode fiber applications.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

MACOM posts sales of $108.3m,

MACOM Technology Solutions reported quarterly revenue of $108.3 million for its fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2019, a decrease of 21.4% compared to $137.9 million in the previous year fiscal third quarter and a decrease of 15.7% compared to $128.5 million in the prior fiscal quarter;
Gross profit was $33.8 million, a decrease of 29.8% compared to $48.2 million in the previous year fiscal third quarter and a decrease of 41.0% compared to $57.3 million in the prior fiscal quarter.

"This was a pivotal quarter for MACOM," said Stephen G. Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our priority is to return the Company to profitability and to improve performance on key development projects so that we can achieve our growth objectives."

On a conference call, MACOM execs confirmed that shipments to Huawei were suspended after Huawei was added to the Entity list. After carefully reviewing the export regulations, MACOM determined that it could resume the shipment of certain products not covered by the restrictions. Other products, however, are not being shipped to Huawei.

https://www.macom.com

MACOM restructures citing Huawei-effect and exits optical module business for data centers

MACOM announced a significant corporate restructuring that includes the closure of seven product development facilities, including locations in France, Japan, the Netherlands, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. This incurs a workforce of approximately 250 employees, or 20% of the total workforce. These changes will result in approximately $14 million in restructuring charges including $7 million for employee severance obligations, a majority of which are expected to be incurred during the third fiscal quarter of 2019.

MACOM also announced that it will no longer invest in the design and development of optical modules and subsystems for data center applications. Going forward, MACOM will be a merchant supplier of semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) and photonic devices and will support optical module manufacturers at the semiconductor component level.

MACOM cut its financial outlook citing the discontinuation of shipments to Huawei Technologies and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates as a result of the U.S. Department of Commerce action of adding Huawei to its “Entity List.” In addition, the updated guidance also reflects reduced shipments to certain of MACOM’s distribution channel partners.

MACOM now expects revenue in the quarter to be between $107 million and $109 million, compared to prior guidance of $120 million to $124 million.  Non-GAAP gross margin is now expected to be between 39% and 41%, which includes approximately $14 million in inventory reserves, or 1,300 basis points of gross margin impact. These inventory reserves are primarily associated with certain Data Center products and products that would otherwise be shipped to Huawei. This compares to prior non-GAAP gross margin guidance of 53% to 55%.

“We do not make these decisions lightly, however, these actions are necessary in order to strengthen our strategic plan,” said Stephen Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

MACOM restructures citing Huawei-effect and exits optical module business for data centers

MACOM announced a significant corporate restructuring that includes the closure of seven product development facilities, including locations in France, Japan, the Netherlands, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. This incurs a workforce of approximately 250 employees, or 20% of the total workforce. These changes will result in approximately $14 million in restructuring charges including $7 million for employee severance obligations, a majority of which are expected to be incurred during the third fiscal quarter of 2019.

MACOM also announced that it will no longer invest in the design and development of optical modules and subsystems for data center applications. Going forward, MACOM will be a merchant supplier of semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) and photonic devices and will support optical module manufacturers at the semiconductor component level.

MACOM cut its financial outlook citing the discontinuation of shipments to Huawei Technologies and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates as a result of the U.S. Department of Commerce action of adding Huawei to its “Entity List.” In addition, the updated guidance also reflects reduced shipments to certain of MACOM’s distribution channel partners.

MACOM now expects revenue in the quarter to be between $107 million and $109 million, compared to prior guidance of $120 million to $124 million.  Non-GAAP gross margin is now expected to be between 39% and 41%, which includes approximately $14 million in inventory reserves, or 1,300 basis points of gross margin impact. These inventory reserves are primarily associated with certain Data Center products and products that would otherwise be shipped to Huawei. This compares to prior non-GAAP gross margin guidance of 53% to 55%.

“We do not make these decisions lightly, however, these actions are necessary in order to strengthen our strategic plan,” said Stephen Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer.


MACOM appoints Stephen G. Daly as CEO

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings appointed Stephen G. Daly as its new President and CEO, effective immediately, following the resignation of John Croteau.

Croteau had served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012. Mr. Croteau will be available to MACOM in an advisory capacity for the next two months to ensure a smooth transition.

Daly has served on MACOM’s Board of Directors since March 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining MACOM’s Board of Directors, Mr. Daly had served for almost ten years as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hittite Microwave, a provider of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, modules and subsystems for commercial and military radio frequency, microwave and millimeterwave applications.

Monday, June 3, 2019

MACOM introduces wideband amplifier for 5G testing

MACOM introduced a new wideband distributed amplifier suited for use in 5G test and measurement (T&M) equipment spanning sub-6 GHz to mmW frequencies.

The new MAAM-011238 amplifier supports wideband operation from 100 kHz up to 50 GHz (67.5 GHz for the Bare-DIE version) with typical gain of 14 dB at 30 GHz.

The amplifier is offered in both bare-DIE and Surface Mount packaged formats.

https://www.macom.com/about/news-and-events/press-release-archive/row-col1/news--event-archive/macom-announces-new-wideband-amp

Thursday, May 16, 2019

MACOM appoints Stephen G. Daly as CEO

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings appointed Stephen G. Daly as its new President and CEO, effective immediately, following the resignation of John Croteau.

Croteau had served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012. Mr. Croteau will be available to MACOM in an advisory capacity for the next two months to ensure a smooth transition.

Daly has served on MACOM’s Board of Directors since March 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining MACOM’s Board of Directors, Mr. Daly had served for almost ten years as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hittite Microwave, a provider of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, modules and subsystems for commercial and military radio frequency, microwave and millimeterwave applications.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MACOM announces analog CDR-Based PAM-4 portfolio

MACOM announced an analog and silicon photonics portfolio for seamless integration in 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps optical modules targeted for compliance with the newly formed Open Eye Multi-Source Agreement (MSA).

MACOM’s end-to-end transmit and receive portfolio features low-cost, low-power extensions to its existing lineup of Clock and Data Recovery (CDRs), drivers and (Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs), adding a companion integrated 200G FR4 L-PIC optimized to reduce customers’ module costs through dramatically improved ease of assembly, calibration and test. These components are designed to eliminate the need for expensive, power-hungry signal processing and 53Gbps EMLs, enabling streamlined optical module architectures targeted for 200G and 400G connectivity.

MACOM’s full CDR-based and L-PIC-based portfolio comprises the MAOM-38053 four-channel transmit PAM-4 CDR with an integrated driver, and an L-PIC transmitter and on the receive side, features a MATA-03819 quad TIA, MACOM BSP56B photodetectors and the MASC-38040 four-channel receive PAM-4 CDR. This approach is anticipated to deliver over 25% reduction in power consumption while simultaneously driving the cost per gigabit down as compared to today’s CWDM4 and digital signal processing (DSP)-based PAM-4 solutions. Cloud customers can now double their link rate with only minor, incremental power and cost.

“MACOM is proud to be part of an ecosystem that enables seamless component interoperability among a broad group of industry-leading technology providers, including providers of electronics, lasers and optical components,” said Preet Virk, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, MACOM. “MACOM is committed to enabling the Open Eye MSA’s charter, in part by leveraging our comprehensive portfolio of high-performance analog components and L-PICs to help customers achieve optimal performance, power efficiency and cost structures. We believe that our extensive application expertise and industry leadership in PAM-4 enabling technologies will help to ensure a seamless migration from 100G CWDM4 to industry-standard 200G and 400G PAM-4 module architectures.”

https://www.macom.com/data-center

MACOM sees drop data center business, predicts recovery in 2H19

MACOM reported revenue of $128.5 million for its fiscal second quarter ended March 29, 2019, a decrease of 14.6% compared to $150.4 million in the previous year fiscal second quarter and a decrease of 14.7% compared to $150.7 million in the prior fiscal quarter. Gross profit was $57.3 million, a decrease of 12.6% compared to $65.6 million in the previous year fiscal second quarter and a decrease of 25.2% compared to $76.6 million in the prior fiscal quarter.

“Fiscal Q2 was a challenging quarter as the magnitude of the Data Center inventory correction has been deeper and more disruptive than we originally anticipated. However, some customers are indicating they will be exiting the quarter at more normalized inventory levels, which is a leading indicator of a recovery in the second half of the year,” said John Croteau, President and CEO of MACOM.

“Despite this temporary, albeit precipitous market correction in Data Centers, the fundamental demand drivers for each of our growth opportunities remain intact with several potentially coming to fruition simultaneously."

https://ir.macom.com/news-releases/news-release-details/macom-reports-fiscal-second-quarter-2019-financial-results

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

MACOM misses forecasts, cites tougher cloud business

MACOM Technology Solutions reported preliminary non-GAAP revenue of approximately $121 million, compared to guidance of $134 million to $142 million. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be around 49%, which includes $8 million in inventory reserves primarily associated with data center materials, or roughly 600 basis point of gross margin impact. This compares to non-GAAP gross margin guidance of 55% to 57%, which did not reflect the inventory reserve. Non-GAAP earnings per share is expected to be a loss of ($0.18), compared to guidance for adjusted earnings per share of $0.04 to $0.12.

President and Chief Executive Officer, John Croteau commented, “We are clearly disappointed with our preliminary fiscal Q2 results. There were several contributing factors, the majority of which were rooted in the acute inventory correction that is currently underway among Cloud Data Center customers.

“Over the course of the quarter, demand across our Cloud Data Center businesses deteriorated beyond our original forecasts due to the rapid deceleration of this previously high-growth end market. The decline in new orders from Cloud Service Providers caused component inventory levels to grow more than we originally anticipated at many of our transceiver customers. This resulted in lower product revenue and was compounded by a corresponding impact across the supply chain as cloud customers delayed the ramp of new products and new transceiver suppliers.

“As a result, we did not recognize certain solutions revenue from a new customer in Q2, which we had originally anticipated in building our Q2 guidance. Moreover, the current demand environment drove cloud customers to deprioritize qualifying new suppliers during the quarter, creating added uncertainty in the timing of revenue from new players.

“Lastly, given light backlog and weak end market demand we recorded inventory reserves associated with certain Data Center products that we were ramping. The net result was a significantly larger decline in EPS and margin relative to the associated decrease in product revenue.”

MACOM and Goertek form JV targeting China’s 5G buildout

MACOM Technology Solutions has formed a joint venture company with Goertek, an electronic components company based in Shandong, China, to supply, market and distribute GaN-on-Si based RF Power components into China’s base station market.

Goertek will provide total consideration to MACOM of up to $134.6 million, including $30 million up front. MACOM will further be entitled to royalties and dividend preferences in the joint venture. Goertek and MACOM will each contribute $25 million in working capital to the joint venture. MACOM retains rights to sell GaN-on-Si products outside of China, Hong Kong and Macau.

“This joint venture is a capstone to MACOM’s strategy to become a scale player within the multi-billion dollar 5G basestation market in China, which in turn enables us to further invest in U.S.-based innovation,” stated John Croteau, President and Chief Executive Officer of MACOM. “We are pleased to be able to leverage our existing design capabilities and resources in China by aligning with a JV partner of the caliber of Goertek. They perfectly complement our GaN-on-Si based RF Power component products with high-volume manufacturing expertise, well-connected sales and proven supply chain management into China’s top OEMs and service providers.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MACOM announces dual and quad channel 64GBaud TIA for 600G

MACOM Technology Solutions introduced new dual and quad channel 64 GBaud transimpedance amplifier (TIA) solutions for coherent applications up to 600G.

The new dual-channel MATA-006806 and quad-channel MATA-006406 offer customers the low noise, low power and high bandwidth required to enable Integrated Coherent Receivers (ICRs) and Integrated Coherent Transmit-Receive Optical Sub-Assemblies (ICTROSAs) operating up to 600Gbps in Telecom and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications.

MACOM’s 64 GBaud driver and TIA solutions feature high transimpedance gain, high bandwidth, low input referred noise and low THD to support up to 64Gbaud symbol rates and 64 QAM modulation. The MATA-006806 has purely analog control while the MATA-006406 includes both analog and integrated SPI control for full digital operation.

“MACOM has always raised the bar in providing excellent driver solutions to our customers and helping them to design best-in-class coherent transmit channels. We’re extending our leadership to supporting new 600G ICR designs, and engaging with all Tier 1 customers to qualify in our TIA,” said Rajiv Somisetty, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MACOM. “MACOM’s TIA devices will provide customers with essential low noise and high performance. Partnered with our quad channel drivers, these solutions will ease the design and development cycle of our customers.”

MACOM and CIG demo 200G QSFP module

MACOM Technology Solutions demonstrated a 200G optical module designed in collaboration with Cambridge Industries Group (CIG).

The new 200G (4 x 50Gbps) QSFP module was developed by CIG leveraging a high-performance analog chipset from MACOM, and is optimized for volume-scale deployment in high-density Cloud Data Center links.

MACOM’s fully analog transmit and receive chipset is comprised of the MAOM-38053 four-channel transmit CDR with integrated EML driver and, on the receive side, features MACOM BSP56B photodetectors, a MATA-03819 quad TIA and the MASC-38040 four-channel receive CDR.

“MACOM is applying its expertise and market leadership in 25Gbps and 100Gbps solutions to 50Gbps PAM-4 applications and specifically to 200G QSFP and 2 x 200G OSFP/QSFP-DD modules to bring the benefits of low power and low latency solutions to Cloud Data Centers,” said Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High-Performance Analog, MACOM. “We are excited to collaborate with CIG to deliver the industry’s first 200G optical module based fully on a low cost and low power analog chipset.”

“CIG has again advanced its leadership in 200G QSFP module applications with MACOM’s low cost, lower power, fully analog technology for volume production in our highly automated production lines,” said Michael Xin, VP of Sales and Marketing, CIG. “This breakthrough affirms our commitment to advancing optical module technology and enabling a new ecosystem for analog technology in Data Center interconnects.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

MACOM announces drivers for Single-Lambda 100G and 400G

MACOM Technology Solutions announced the availability of a new family of drivers for Single-Lambda 100G and 400G applications. These 2nd generation EML and Silicon Photonic drivers in low-cost SMT packaging include:

  • MAOM-005321: Single-channel EML driver in 3x4mm package
  • MAOM-005324: Single-channel Silicon Photonics driver in 3x4mm package
  • MAOM-005421: Quad-channel EML driver in 7x7.2mm package
  • MAOM-005424: Quad-channel Silicon Photonics driver in 5x6mm package

“To date we’ve had multiple design wins at 100G and 400G, and with customers expected to
ramp, MACOM’s goal is to continue our leadership in the datacom segment by providing optimal driver solutions to our customers,” said Rajiv Somisetty, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MACOM. “Our new driver family underscores our ability to do exactly that. Whether it’s an EML or SiPh based module solution our customer is working on, MACOM’s second-generation driver family with improved performance at lower cost is the ideal solution.”

http://www.macom.com/applications/optical-networking

MACOM expands 400G PAM-4 with Low Noise Transimpedance Amplifiers

MACOM Technology Solutions announced availability of production versions of its four-channel (4 x 100G) 56/106 Gbit PAM-4 linear transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) optimized for use in 400G optical modules targeting cloud data center applications.

MACOM's new MATA-03820 and the MATA-03819 are available in flip chip and wire bonding packaging options, respectively, for fast, flexible deployment in single-lambda 400G-FR4 and DR4 format QSFP-DD and OSFP optical modules. The devices deliver low noise performance less than 1.5 uA RMS typical and support bandwidth up to 35 GHz.

“In the rapid evolution to single fiber 100G and parallel fiber 200G and 400G connectivity, we believe that MACOM has again affirmed its leadership position in delivering the high-performance, power-efficient optical components needed to maximize bandwidth density in the Cloud Data Center”

“Molex is excited to collaborate with MACOM. Leveraging MACOM’s technical support along with its broad portfolio of TIAs we are able to ensure the availability of industry leading 400G optical modules,” said Adit Narasimha, Vice President and General Manager, Molex Optoelectronics. “The low noise performance of MACOM’s TIA along with its flexible programmability, enable delivery of industry leading low bit error performance when implemented with a DSP for 400G modules.”

https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MATA-03820
https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MATA-03819

Sunday, March 3, 2019

MACOM hosts InnovationZone at OFC 2019

At OFC 2019, MACOM is hosting an InnovationZone featuring key industry vendors demonstrating interoperability with live and static modules, including:

  • 64 GBaud Coherent for Long-Haul, Metro and DCI
  • 400 Gbps PAM-4 for FR4/DR4
  • 200/400 Gbps for SR-8 and AOC
  • 200 Gbps Analog CDRs for CWDM4
  • 100 Gbps for DR/FR and CWDM4
  • 25/50 Gbps Optical Connectivity for 5G
  • 10/25 Gbps PON

Participating companies include Accelink, Alpha, CIG, Colorchip, Cube Optics, Delta, Dust Photonics, FOC, Hisense, Innolight, Intel, Lumentum, Luxhsare-ICT, Mentech, Molex, NeoPhotonics, OE Solutions, Potron Tech, Ruigu, T&W, Tibitcom, Tsuhan, W Optics and YSOD.

“MACOM’s InnovationZone represents the best of today’s innovative solutions for Cloud Data Center and 5G connectivity,” said Preet Virk, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, MACOM. “Featuring MACOM’s leading components and technology in industry solutions, the InnovationZone showcases the ongoing progress component suppliers and module vendors are making towards enabling the next-generation of optical connectivity, demonstrated in the newly popular PlugFest event style.”

“Intel is pleased to join in the industry’s first ever InnovationZone at OFC with MACOM,” said Scott Schube, Director of Strategic Marketing, Intel Corporation. “This event showcases leading solutions for supporting next-generation optical networking, including Intel’s 100Gbps silicon photonics-based CWDM4 modules.”

http://www.macom.com/applications/optical-networking

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pivotal Commware picks MACOM for RF

Pivotal Commware has integrted MACOM’s mmWave products manufactured with MACOM’s unique ‘GaAs’ and ‘AlGaAs’ process technology, inside Pivotal’s Echo 5G product line designed for delivering superior broadband experiences to more subscribers at less cost.

Pivotal Commware is the creator of Holographic Beam Forming (HBF), an antenna technology that expands the capacity and spectral efficiency of the 5G ecosystem, from base stations to network and subscriber devices. The Echo 5G product line leverages HBF’s lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption profile to help network operators improve performance, lower costs and compete in new markets.

Pivotal's window-mounted, self-installable Echo 5G Subscriber product, for example, will overcome the biggest obstacle to fixed 5G wireless access at millimeter waves -- in-building penetration of Gigabit speed broadband to homes and businesses. Holographic Beam Forming allows Echo 5G to penetrate Low-E glass coatings and multiple panes of glass using very little power, which drives its low weight and size profile on the window. MACOM’s mmWave technology leverages and extends these capabilities.

“MACOM’s broad portfolio of amplification, signal generation and control components across the microwave and mmWave spectrum, coupled with our unmatched heterolithic integration capabilities, offer the industry’s lowest insertion loss and best noise figure, providing superior reception for macrocell basestations and fixed wireless access points.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MACOM posts revenue of $151M, up 15% yoy

MACOM reported quarterly evenue of $150.7 million for the period ending December 28, 2018, an increase of 15.1% compared to $130.9 million in the same period a year earlier. Gross margin was 50.8%, compared to 46.6% in the previous year. Net loss from continuing operations was $23.4 million, or $0.44 loss per diluted share, compared to net loss of $17.0 million, or $0.49 loss per diluted share, in the previous year.

“Revenue for the fiscal first quarter was $151 million dollars, roughly flat sequentially. Adjusted gross margin was 56% and adjusted earnings per share was $0.20. All in all, a solid quarterly performance in the face of a challenging macro environment,” commented John Croteau, President and CEO of MACOM.

“Seasonally speaking, the early part of the year normally tends to have lower visibility as orders slow ahead of Chinese New Year. This year, trade tensions and recent geopolitical events have exacerbated the situation, which we view as short-term and temporary in nature. Based on current discussions with customers, we believe end market demand looks healthy for the year as a whole, with 5G in particular expected to drive a rebound for MACOM in the second half of the calendar year.”

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MACOM expands GaN-on-Si power amplifier portfolio

MACOM Technology Solutions expanded its GaN-on-Si power amplifier portfolio with the introduction of its new MAMG-100227-010 broadband PA module optimized for use in land mobile radio (LMR) systems, wireless public safety communications and military tactical communications and electronic countermeasures (ECM).

The new device leverages high-performance MACOM GaN-on-Si to achieve an extremely wide frequency bandwidth of 225 – 2600 MHz, with 10W CW output power, 40% typical power added efficiency (PAE) over the band, 22 dB typical power gain, and up to 36V operation (28V typical). Provided in a compact 14x18 mm air-cavity laminate package with integrated gold-plated copper heatsink, the MAMG-100227-010 can eliminate the need for additional componentry and PCB space required for unmatched PA architectures, with top and bottom accessibility for improved mounting and heatsinking agility.

“The MAMG-100227-010 builds on MACOM’s rich legacy of providing high-performance GaN-on-Si solutions with field-proven reliability,” said Mark Murphy, Senior Director of Marketing, RF Power and Basestation, MACOM. “For customers seeking exceptional design flexibility, the MAMG-100227-010 exemplifies the design and application expertise that MACOM provides across a wide range of broadband frequencies and power levels.”

https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MAMG-100227-010C0L

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MACOM intros Ultra Low Phase Noise Amplifier

MACOM introduced a new portfolio of wideband, ultra low phase noise amplifiers. The first device in the series (MAAL-011151) is suited for use as a low phase noise amplifier stage for signal generation applications spanning a host of system designs targeting test and measurement (T&M), EW, ECM, and radar.

MACOM said phase noise is a critical specification in defining the frequency stability of a signal source, with significant implications for receiver sensitivity performance. Its new MAAL-011151 minimizes phase noise contribution in providing LO signal gain, enhancing spectral integrity for T&M and communications systems, target acquisition for radar, and aerospace and defense (A&D) applications.

“With the introduction of MACOM’s new MAAL-011151 ultra low phase noise amplifiers, we’re investing in a growing portfolio of signal generation components that encompasses high-performance comb generators, mixers, and more,” said Graham Board, Senior Director of Product Marketing, MACOM. “As we expand this portfolio to include additional discrete amplifiers covering additional frequencies, and integrated low phase noise LO modules, system designers will benefit from seamless device compatibility and exceptional performance across the signal chain, with decades of MACOM application expertise to help them achieve their aggressive design goals.”

https://www.macom.com/products/product-detail/MAAL-011151

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MACOM posts Q4 revenue of $151.2 million

MACOM reported Q4 revenue of $151.2 million, a decrease of 9.1% compared to $166.4 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and an increase of 9.7% compared to $137.9 million in the prior fiscal quarter.
Gross profit was $71.0 million, a decrease of 18.3% compared to $86.9 million in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and an increase of 47.4% compared to $48.2 million in the prior fiscal quarter. Gross margin was 46.9%, compared to 52.2% in the previous year fiscal fourth quarter and 34.9% in the prior fiscal quarter.

For fiscal Year 2018, GAAP revenue was $570.4 million, a decrease of 18.4%, compared to $698.8 million in fiscal year 2017. Gross profit was $245.7 million, a decrease of 24.8%, compared to $326.9 million in fiscal year 2017.

"Our fourth quarter results were another step in the right direction toward our target operating model of 60% gross margin, 30% operating margin and 60% free cash flow,” commented John Croteau, President and CEO of MACOM. “Adjusted revenue was up 4% sequentially, adjusted operating margins up 90 basis points and adjusted earnings per share increased 23% over the prior quarter. Looking ahead, we expect the combination of growing revenue contribution from our secular growth drivers and prudent cost management to provide leverage for expanding operating margins and profits over the course of fiscal 2019."

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