News | April 19, 2017

Wolfspeed Connects At WAMICON 2017

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, a global leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology and the premier provider of the industry’s most field-tested SiC power and GaN-on-SiC RF solutions, is a Gold-level co-sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), which will take place April 24–25 in Cocoa Beach, FL.

“As a premier annual event for the converging RF, microwave, and wireless industries, WAMICON draws leading RF professionals from industry and academia to present innovative research and exhibit advanced new technology in the RF, microwave, and wireless field, making it an ideal environment for introducing the latest extension to our GaN MMIC power amplifier lineup,” said Jim Milligan, RF and microwave director, Wolfspeed. “We’re looking forward to promoting our new products as GaN-on-SiC continues to establish itself as the technology of choice in the RF and wireless market for its proven greater power density, higher thermal conductivity, and wider bandwidth compared to Si and GaAs technologies. We’re also proud to be a Gold-level co-sponsor for the 18th annual WAMICON conference.”

Exhibiting at Booth #20, Wolfspeed will introduce a MMIC power amplifier for communications applications. Rated at 30W for operation spanning 5.8–8.4GHz, the CMPA5585030F GaN HEMT power amplifier provides high breakdown voltage, high temperature operation, and exceptionally wide bandwidth capabilities in point-to-point radio, satellite communication uplink, and other communications applications. Wolfspeed also will be showcasing its recently released CMPA1D1C060D three-stage GaN-on-SiC MMIC power amplifier for lower Ku-band satellite communication applications.

As part of their ongoing sponsorship of the conference, Wolfspeed will participate in the 2017 WAMICON awards banquet and will present the awards for Best Research Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Conference Paper. The banquet will be held at 5:00pm on Monday, April 24th.

For more information about Wolfspeed’s RF services and components, please visit, or, if you’re planning to attend WAMICON 2017, visit Wolfspeed at Booth #20. For all other inquiries about Wolfspeed RF components, please contact Ryan Baker, RF product marketing manager, Wolfspeed, at

More than 200 industry and academic attendees are anticipated for WAMICON 2017, with more than 75 technical paper and poster presentations scheduled. This year’s central theme – “Emerging Technologies for 5G Systems” – will be incorporated throughout the conference presentations, tutorials, and special sessions, with an emphasis on addressing current multidisciplinary research needs and interdisciplinary aspects of wireless and RF technology.

WAMICON is an annual Wireless and Microwave Conference held in Florida. WAMICON started life as an outcome of industry/academic exchange between the University of South Florida (USF) Electrical Engineering Department's Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems (WAMI Center) and a number of both local and national companies involved in microwave and wireless engineering. The conference began in 1999, to bring together academia, industry, and government to discuss advances in wireless and microwave technologies.

About Wolfspeed
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, is leading the innovation and commercialization of silicon carbide and gallium nitride, liberating designers to invent power and wireless systems for a responsible, energy-efficient future.

Wolfspeed’s wide bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications deliver new levels of performance through increased efficiency, higher switching frequency and reduced system size and weight for the transportation, industrial, energy and communications markets.

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About Cree
Cree is a leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and wide bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. Cree’s product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, SiC materials, power devices and RF devices. Cree’s products are driving improvements in applications such as commercial and consumer general illumination, video screens, electronic signs and signals, motor drives, power supplies, EV charging, solar, traction, transportation, radar, communications, telecom, data link and broadband amplifiers.

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SOURCE: Wolfspeed