Renesas to exit microwave device business

Renesas Electronics has announced that it will withdraw from the microwave semiconductor device business and focus its compound device business on optoelectronics devices. Development of new microwave device has already been stopped, while production and supply are expected to be ended in 2018.

According to Renesas, reasons of the withdrawal include peripheral components being incorporated into System LSI and falling price leaded by competitors mainly from Taiwan. The withdrawal is expected to have minimal effect on Renesas’s financial result within 2016.

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