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RF Micro Devices® Press Release - October 21, 2010

 RFMD Expands Broadband Product Portfolio
for Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Networks New Products Include Amplifiers and Wide Bandwidth Passive Components

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NEW ORLEANS, Oct 21, 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 the expansion of its broadband product portfolio targeting Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) transmission network hardware, cable head end, cable hub equipment, and Multi Dwelling Unit/Multiple Tenant Unit (MDU/MTU) equipment. The new broadband products enhance cable operators' network performance and enable increased bandwidth to support rapidly growing digital-centric services, such as HDTV, 3D HDTV and "mid-split" DOCSIS(R) networking.

The use of mid-split architectures can expand the amount of usable upstream or return path bandwidth by more than 160 MHz. As an example, a mid-split capable HFC network can provide cable subscribers with Internet upload data rates that are five times faster than typical North American DOCSIS capable cable HFC networks. This enables multiple service operators (MSOs) to scale the data services on their existing cable transmission infrastructure, while delivering an enhanced Internet user experience and expanded digital services (e.g. HDTV streaming, HDTV downloads at ten times real-time data rates) to cable subscribers.

RFMD's newest HFC RF components are being showcased at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo(R) in New Orleans, October 20-22, and include a broad selection of amplifiers and wide bandwidth passive components. The amplifiers include linear amplifiers, low noise amplifiers and return path amplifiers, and the passive components include couplers, two-way splitters and transformers. As RFMD extends its product and technology leadership in broadband components, leading cable network equipment OEMs are increasingly selecting the Company's HFC RF components for their superior performance, reduced power consumption and enhanced user experience.

Showcased RF Components
 
  Passive Components
 
          Couplers               Two-Way Splitters         Transformers
  -- CPA-0501-510H       --  SPA-0501-25H       -- XFA-0301-1WH
  -- CPK-1001-710H       --  SPA-1002-27H       -- XFA-0301-4BH
  -- RFCP5742                --  RFSP5522              -- XFA-0301-4UH
  -- RFCP5763                --  RFSP5722              -- RFXF2713
 
  Amplifier Components
 
                                                                      Return Path
  Linear Amplifiers      Low Noise Amplifiers      Amplifiers
  -- RF2317                 -- RF3827                   -- RF2317
  -- RF2389                 -- CXE-2089               -- RF2312
  -- CXE-1089Z           -- CXE-2022Z             -- CGR-0218Z
                                                                    -- R2005200P12

Copies of RFMD's 2010 Wired Broadband Product Selection Guide are available at the RFMD booth (#1527) at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Copies can also be downloaded from RFMD's website at www.rfmd.com (under "Catalog") or received by mail by contacting RFMD at 336-664-1233. Samples and production quantities of RFMD's newest broadband components are available now through local RFMD sales channels or through RFMD's online store.


About RFMD
RF Micro 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 symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.

RF MICRO DEVICES(R) and RFMD(R) are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



CONTACT:
RF Micro Devices, Inc.
Doug DeLieto
VP, Investor Relations
336-678-7088









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