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Anadigics Inc. / Revenues: $198.29 million / HQ: Warren, N.J. / Employees: 550 / Specialty: High-performance integrated circuits / Russ Wagner, VP of operations: “If we really consider them to be partners, we will work with them to improve.” Going Hybrid major improvements are helping anadigics quickly respond to increasing demand. by staci davidson this hybrid line amplifier helps cable tv providers to improve their ability to add hdtv channels to their lineups. In the fourth quarter of 2010, there were 292.8 million wireless phone subscriber connections in the United States, and 61.2 million people had smart phones or wirelessenabled personal digital assistants, according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). Additionally, in the last year, CTIA found that the users of these phones and devices used 2.26 trillion minutes of talk time, sent 1.8 trillion text messages and sent 56.3 billion multimedia messages. Anadigics Inc. plays a key role in keeping many of these users connect86 SPRING 2011 ed. Based in Warren, N.J., Anadigics designs and creates products that are used as front-end circuits for highfrequency receivers and transmitters, and serve as a bridge between information sent – through the air, a cable or optical fiber – and advanced electronic equipment. A manufacturer of RF semiconductors, the company produces power amplifiers, tuners, splitters and line amps for wireless devices, Wi-Fi-enabled devices and the broadband market, which includes cable television systems, HDTV and DVR. The company notes that it has a 25year history of targeting consumer demand for increased bandwidth with its technology innovations. As a result, its products have been integrated into many of the market leaders’ flagship products. These include RIM’s Blackberry Torch and Bold smart phones, the Samsung Galaxy S touchscreen smart phone, the Dell Streak tablet and the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. “In Q2 and Q3 of 2010, there was a dramatic increase in demand for products like ours,” explains Russ Wagner, vice president of operations. “Almost all of our competitors had product shortages – they missed shipments or there was a dramatic delay in their lead

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011