RF Micro Devices® Press Release - October 13, 2010
Samsung Selects RFMD to Support GALAXY Tab™ Android™ Tablet
RFMD's Highly Integrated WiFi Components Combine Small Footprint With Superior Performance
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct 13, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via
COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that Samsung
has selected three highly integrated RFMD(R) components to deliver superior WiFi connectivity in the
recently-introduced GALAXY Tab(TM) Android tablet.
Specifically, RFMD is supplying Samsung with the RF5521
front end module (FEM) for the low-band 2.4 GHz frequency, and the RF5515 low noise amplifier (LNA) and RF5355
power amplifier (PA) for the high-band 5.0 GHz frequency. Volume shipments have begun, and RFMD anticipates
increasing WiFi shipments to Samsung -- in mobile tablet devices as well as in smartphones -- as single-band and
dual-band design wins ramp into volume production.
With 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth(R) 3.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab takes mobile communication to a
whole new level. By combining Samsung innovation with the Android OS 2.2, the Tab is truly an always on
communication and entertainment tool. Its large battery (4,000 mAh) provides more than 7 hours of movie viewing
time and because it's powered by a Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor, it's designed to deliver high
The RF5521 FEM, RF5515 LNA and RF5355 PA are on a leading WiFi reference design and were selected primarily
due their combination of performance, integration and small footprint size. The RF5521 FEM combines a low noise
amplifier (LNA) with bypass and a single pole three throw (SP3T) switch. The RF5515 and RF5355 operate in tandem
to provide a 5GHz RF front end solution that exceeds competitive performance and price levels while it delivers
extended range capability. Each of the components is targeted at high-performance mobile applications using WiFi
and Bluetooth(R) combination systems.
Bob Van Buskirk, president of RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group
(MPG), said, "We are delighted to support the Samsung GALAXY Tab, and we look forward to growing our WiFi business
with Samsung across both smartphones and mobile tablet devices. As we drive to extend our product leadership in a
wide range of RF components, our customers can rely on RFMD's ability to deliver highly integrated solutions that
provide superior performance in a reduced-size footprint, significantly enhancing the end user's wireless
The mobile embedded WiFi market is growing at a rapid pace, and dual-band WiFi (2.5GHz/5GHz) is in the early
stages of adoption in the expanding market for mobile internet devices (MIDs). RFMD offers a broad portfolio of
low-band, high-band, and dual-band components, and the Company expects its mobile WiFi product portfolio to
contribute meaningfully to MPG's anticipated revenue growth.
Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency
components and compound semiconductor technologies. 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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