RF Micro Devices® Press Release - 2/18/2009
RF Micro Devices Receives Award for 'Successful Enterprises/Most Promising Enterprises in China's Semiconductor
Market for 2009'
Award Presented By China's Ministry Of Industry And Information Technology And China's
Semiconductor Industry Association At 2009 China Semiconductor Market Conference
Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design
and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced that it has received an award for
"Successful Enterprises/Most Promising Enterprises In China's Semiconductor Market For 2009." The award was
presented by officials of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and China's Semiconductor
Industry Association at the 2009 China Semiconductor Market Conference, held today.
received the award in recognition of its performance in the China semiconductor market in 2008 and based upon
comprehensive analysis conducted by CCID Consulting Co., Ltd. (CCID Consulting) related to the China semiconductor
market. The market analysis scored semiconductor enterprises against six indicators: market competitiveness,
corporate growth, cooperation in applications, market promotion, technical support and growth potential. CCID
Consulting is a direct affiliate of the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID Group) and is
headquartered in Beijing.
RFMD's operations in China include a state-of-the-art assembly and test plant in Beijing, an R&D center in
Shanghai and sales and technical support offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. RFMD provides its customers in
China a total solution from design, sales and customer service support, including field application engineering
and failure/reliability analysis, to manufacturing and supply chain management. RFMD's broad presence in China
enables shortened design and product introduction cycle times and rapid response to customer demand with localized
supply chain management.
Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RF Micro Devices, said, "We are
delighted to receive this prestigious award from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and
China's Semiconductor Industry Association. We are sharply focused on servicing customers and platform providers
in Greater China, and we are gratified to be recognized for our growing presence in the China semiconductor
According to CCID Consulting, success in the China market has become a decisive factor in measuring the
business performance and growth potential of a semiconductor company. China is the biggest semiconductor market in
the world and is growing at a rate twice as fast as the global 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
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our wireless systems business, including cellular transceivers and GPS solutions, the risk that restructuring
charges may be greater than originally anticipated and that the cost savings and other benefits from the
restructuring may not be achieved, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication facilities,
molecular beam epitaxy facility, assembly facility and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to complete
acquisitions and integrate acquired companies, including the risk that we may not realize expected synergies from
our business combinations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in
production yields, our ability to reduce costs and improve gross margins by implementing innovative technologies,
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SOURCE RF Micro Devices, Inc. 01/20/2009
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