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RF Micro Devices® Press Release - November 4, 2010

 RFMD Unveils Portfolio of Broadband 6-Bit Digital Step Attenuators - RFSA2614 and RFSA2624 Target High-Performance Wireless Applications, Including 3G/4G/LTE
  Cellular Infrastructure, Wireless Backhaul and WiMAX


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RFMD RFSA2614 Block DiagramGREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 launch of its broadband 6-bit digital step attenuator product portfolio, with the availability of the RFSA2614 and the RFSA2624. RFMD's newest high-performance components are optimized for operation across multiple market segments, including 3G/4G/LTE cellular infrastructure, WiMAX, wireless backhaul and other high-performance wireless communications applications.

RFMD's RFSA2614 and RFSA2624 digital step attenuators (DSAs) feature a 6-bit design with both serial or parallel mode programming, covering a broad frequency range from 50 MHz to 4000 MHz. Radio designers can use RFMD's DSAs to adjust the gain of high linearity receive and transmit channels over a 31.5 dB range with 0.5dB step resolution. The new DSAs deliver industry-leading performance, highlighted by superior settling time of 200 ns, as well as a P1dB (1 dB compression point) of 27 dBm and a IIP3 (3rd-order intercept point) of +48 dBm.

In addition to the RFSA2614 and RFSA2624, RFMD supplies a very broad range of high-performance, price competitive catalog components for use in multiple end markets and across numerous applications.

RFMD will showcase the RFSA2614 and RFSA2624 at the electronica 2010 trade show in Munich Germany, November 9 through November 12. Product brochures will be available at the RFMD booth (#A4.136), and datasheets can be obtained via RFMD's website at www.rfmd.com or by contacting RFMD at 336-664-1233.

Availability
Samples and production quantities are available now through RFMD's online store and through local RFMD sales channels.



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









Posted  11/6/2010
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