RF Micro Devices® Press Release - August 10, 2009
RFMD® Powers New Samsung 3G Handsets with Ultra-Compact WCDMA/HSDPA Power Amplifiers
Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition And GT-S8000 "Jet" Extend RFMD's Share Gains In
N.C., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a global leader in the
design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced it is supporting the ramp of
Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition and GT-S8000 "Jet" 3G handsets with two of its industry-leading 3G cellular front
ends - the RF3267 and RF6266. RFMD's high-efficiency and ultra-compact 3G front ends are designed to support the
critical needs of multi-band, multimode 3G handsets and smartphones.
Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition handset
delivers a full-touch mobile experience and a revolutionary 2.8" super bright AMOLED display. The slim 12.7mm-wide
design includes GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA music player, an 8-mega pixel
camera with auto focus and dual-power LED, an FM radio with RDS, 30fps VGA video recording and editing, microSD
memory capability up to 16 GB and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA performance.
Samsung's GT-S8000 Jet handset features 3.6 Mbps HSDPA performance, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-mega
pixel camera, an AMOLED full-touch WVGA display, 150 MB of internal memory and microSD memory capability up to 16
GB. The Tocco Ultra Edition and GT-S8000 Jet are available today, and RFMD forecasts volume shipments of its
RF3267 and RF6266 will increase throughout 2009 in support of these and other Samsung 3G handsets.
very pleased to support these feature-rich and highly anticipated Samsung 3G handsets with our WCDMA/HSDPA front
ends," said Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's cellular products group (CPG). "Our RF3267 and RF6266 3G front
ends deliver superior current consumption and higher levels of integration, versus competitive offerings, enabling
leading smartphone manufacturers to deliver WCDMA/HSDPA devices with extended battery life and a rich, multimedia
experience for consumers. RFMD has been very successful with these power amplifiers in support of Samsung's 3G
handsets, and we expect to support additional Samsung 3G handsets launching later this year."
RF3267 is a Band 1 (1920 to 1980 MHz) WCDMA/HSDPA power amplifier (PA) that provides an excellent balance of
efficiency and linearity resulting in as much as 15% less peak current consumption and a digitally controlled
low-power mode that allows the handset to operate with reduced current consumption across a broader power range
than competing solutions -- translating into longer battery life in data-centric mobile devices. Additionally, the
RF3267 features an integrated coupler, which allows handset designers to eliminate the external coupler
traditionally placed at the output of the PA. The additional functionality is achieved without growing the
industry-leading 3x3x0.9 mm package, which matches RFMD's successful prior generation PA, the RF3266. By
maintaining pin-for-pin compatibility with the RF3266, the RF3267 assists handset original equipment manufacturers
seeking to shrink RF sections in support of more compact and thinner devices.
RFMD's RF6266 WCDMA/HSDPA PA
operates in either Band 5 (824 to 849 MHz) or Band 8 (880 to 915 MHz) and delivers a similar feature set to the
RF3267, with the same ultra-compact 3x3x0.9 mm package. Used in combination, the RF3267 and RF6266 provide a
compact solution for multi-band, multimode 3G handset designs targeting the North American and/or European Union
RFMD is gaining share in 3G front ends and enjoys an advantage in 3G handset design
activity, given its leading product portfolio, manufacturing scale, systems-level expertise and packaging and
assembly capabilities -- all of which enable RFMD to minimize complexity, reduce component count and optimize the
RF design of multi-band, multimode WCDMA/HSDPA handsets and smartphones.
RFMD is introducing new 2G and 3G
standard products to the open market and achieving market share gains at top-tier handset manufacturers and
leading platform providers. RFMD's 3G product portfolio captures 3-5 times more dollar content per phone, compared
to 2G devices, as increasingly complex 3G multimode handsets require additional content, such as duplexers,
filters and front end power management.
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
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