RF Micro Devices® Press Release - 4/1/2009
RFMD to Supply Highly Integrated Multi-Chip Modules Into Multi-Standard Wireless Base Stations
RVA2007L Combines RFMD's Proven Leadership in Module Design and Volume Manufacturing With Legacy RF Design Capabilities of Sirenza Acquisition
GREENSBORO, N.C., April 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced the Company has received its first order to supply its highly integrated RVA2007L multi-chip modules into new multi-standard wireless base stations. The order, which was received from a leading supplier of wireless base stations, is RFMD's first ever for multi-chip modules (MCMs) for the wireless infrastructure market.
RFMD's RVA2007L is a Voltage Variable Attenuator (VVA) housed in a highly integrated 7x7mm laminate package. The RVA2007L contains an analog attenuator and several die, including the GaAs pHEMT SXE-1089Z and InGaP HBT SPA-1426Z, both of which are high-performance amplifiers originally introduced by Sirenza Microdevices for the infrastructure market. The new order is especially meaningful as it illustrates synergies achieved between RFMD's proven leadership in module design and manufacturing and Sirenza's high-performance RF design capabilities.
The RVA2007L is the first in a family of products designed for multi-standard wireless base stations, which can support 2G, 3G, 4G and WiMAX air interface standards. RFMD is scheduled to launch additional MCMs to support various air interface standards and frequencies, each in the same package and pin-out configuration.
RFMD is a recognized industry leader in the design and manufacture of RF components and in the development and manufacture of compound semiconductors. The Company expects its considerable RF design capabilities and integration technologies will add value to wireless infrastructure applications, as base station customers increasingly seek to reduce size without compromising performance.
RFMD's Wireless Products business unit is part of the Company's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG). MPG is extending its addressable markets through new product offerings while leveraging the scale advantages, innovative technologies and deep systems-level knowledge of RFMD's Cellular Product Group (CPG).
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 www.rfmd.com.
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