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TriQuint Semiconductor opens international headquarters in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | March 7, 2012
The new office will offer dedicated resources in a wide variety of areas ranging from customer service to supply chain management.

One more American company is calling Singapore its global home.

TriQuint Semiconductor, a leading global RF solutions supplier from Hillsboro, Oregon, has officially opened TriQuint International, its new international headquarters in Singapore.

The facility, located at Changi Business Park, will be the focal point for most international customers, suppliers and manufacturing partners, the company said in a statement.

This new office will offer dedicated resources in a wide variety of areas ranging from customer service to supply chain management.

"Our business outside of the United States now contributes about 70 percent of the company's annual revenue," said Ralph Quinsey, president and CEO, TriQuint Semiconductor. "With Asia's appetite for new technologies, particularly in mobile devices, and government support of the latest communications infrastructure, we believe Asia will continue to offer great opportunities for business growth. It is with that long-term view that we further globalise our business, in order to strengthen our relationships with international customers and drive greater efficiencies across our supply chain."

TriQuint Semiconductor designs, develops and manufactures advanced high-performance RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Gallium Nitride (GaN), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) technologies for customers worldwide. The company has had six consecutive years of record revenue, driven by the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and the emergence of 3G/4G broadband wireless, the company said.

According to the company's press statement, customers in Asia drove a big part of this growth and manufacturing partners in Asia assembled and tested almost all of the high volume TriQuint-designed products sold into these applications.

"We have solid plans to grow our share in the mobile device and network communications markets in Asia and Europe. Singapore is a great location to recruit and develop experienced talent, given the number of multinational semiconductor companies already located here," said Glen Riley, vice president and managing director, TriQuint International. "Over time, we also plan to work on technology innovations and new product design out of Singapore, through close collaboration with international customers."


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