RFMD Selected by Leading Smartphone Manufacturer to Supply High Performance Cellular Switch
RFMD'S RF1130 Designed Into Two CDMA Smartphones to be Introduced in 2010
N.C., Nov 19, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) --
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance RF components and compound semiconductors, today
announced that RFMD has been selected by a leading manufacturer of smartphones to support two upcoming CDMA
RFMD will supply its high performance RF1130 single-pole 3-throw (SP3T) cellular switch into
two upcoming models targeting the consumer smartphone market. The first device is expected to launch in the first
half of calendar 2010, and shipments of the RF1130 are expected to commence in the March 2010 quarter.
DeHaan, general manager of RFMD's Switch and Signal Conditioning business unit, said, "We are pleased to support
this leading smartphone manufacturer with our RF1130 cellular switch, and we look forward to expanding our
relationship through additional design opportunities across our RF Components and Switch and Signal Conditioning
product portfolios. As new 3G/4G air interface standards are added and cellular devices increase in RF complexity,
our expanding product portfolio and wide technology base enable RFMD to uniquely satisfy the technical
requirements of tomorrow's smartphones and battery-powered multimedia devices."
The design win is expected
to support RFMD's diversification efforts across customers and air interface standards. RFMD is engaged at this
leading smartphone manufacturer to secure incremental business opportunities across 3G front ends, cellular
switches, RF power management and WLAN components.
RFMD enjoys a leading share in smartphones and expects its
revenue growth in smartphones in calendar 2010 will significantly exceed the rate of growth of the handset market.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable
worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset,
wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets.
RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a
preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at
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