Design considerations are discussed for current-mode class-D (CMCD) microwave power amplifiers. Factors affecting amplifier efficiency are described analytically and via simulation. Amplifiers are reported that incorporate parallel LC resonators alongside the switching transistors. To reduce parasitic resistance, bond-wires were utilized to implement a high Q inductor in the LC resonator. An experimental CMCD amplifier based on GaAs HBTs is reported, with collector efficiency of 78.5% at an output power of 29.5 dBm (0.89 W) at 700 MHz.