RF Micro Devices® Press Release - 4/30/2009
RFMD® Selected by Leading Manufacturer of Smartphones
to Supply Highly Integrated GPS LNA Module
Smartphone To Feature Rapidly Growing Open Source Mobile Operating System
GREENSBORO, N.C., April 30 /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 the
Company has been selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply its
RF2815 GPS LNA module for use in a soon to be released CDMA smartphone.
This new smartphone is expected to launch in the second half of calendar 2009 in North America. The
feature-rich, dual-band CDMA device will be manufactured by the leading Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer and
will feature a leading open source mobile operating system.
RF2815 is a GPS LNA module with integrated filter designed for GPS-enabled CDMA mobile devices. The
RF2815 integrates a low noise-figure LNA, SAW filter and supporting components in a compact 3.3 x 2.1 x 1.0 mm
RF2815 is optimized for both small solution size and leading performance and was selected over competing
solutions due to its high level of integration and excellent RF performance.
Paul Augustine, general
manager of RFMD's Component Solutions Business Unit, said, "Today's smartphones and battery-powered multimedia
devices are increasingly featuring robust GPS functionality and location-based services. RFMD's
RF2815 is well positioned to satisfy the technical requirements of this expanding market segment, which
demands small solution size and energy efficient solutions. Our wide technology base and RF multi-chip module
(MCM) capabilities enable RFMD to support high performance cellular front end discrete product opportunities and
provide our customers a performance advantage over fully integrated CMOS solutions. This design win is especially
significant to RFMD as it extends our leadership in smartphones and continues our revenue growth related to SAW
filter integration in front end products."
RFMD enjoys a leading share in smartphones and forecasts growth in smartphones in calendar 2009.
Additionally, RFMD anticipates revenue generated by its CDMA front end portfolio will grow in calendar year 2009.
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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numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in quarterly operating results, the impact of global
macroeconomic and credit conditions on our business, the rate of growth and development of wireless markets, risks
associated with our planned exit from 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, our ability to bring new products to market, our ability to adjust
production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on a limited
number of customers, and dependence on third parties. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described
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