RFMD Exceeds 100 Million Units in Shipments of Industry-Leading 2G Transmit Modules
GREENSBORO, N.C., Mar 24, 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 RFMD(R) has surpassed 100 million units in cumulative shipments of its industry-leading RF71xx
family of 2G dual-band and quad-band transmit modules. RFMD achieved the 100-million milestone in less than one
year of production shipments, positioning the RF71xx product family among RFMD's all-time most successful product
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "The rapid success of
the RF71xx family of transmit modules highlights RFMD's sharp focus on product leadership and the strength of our
customer diversification efforts, particularly among handset manufacturers in Asia. RFMD continues to develop new
product derivatives of the RF71xx family, and we expect ongoing design win activity and market share gains in
emerging markets across handset manufacturers and global platform providers."
Each product in the RF71xx
product family is designed to meet the front end requirements of emerging market handsets, including reduced
solution size, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection, while also satisfying customer requirements for
quality, reliability and reduced handset bill-of-material (BOM) costs. RFMD's RF71xx transmit modules are
pin-to-pin compatible across the entire product family, enabling customers to produce dual-band, tri-band or
quad-band GPRS or EDGE handsets from a single handset platform -- an industry first.
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.
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