RF Micro Devices® Press Release - January 10, 2011
RFMD Achieves 4G Performance Milestone
Related to PowerSmart™ Power
N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 (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 it has achieved a major performance milestone related to its
PowerSmart™ power platforms. RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms are a
new product category reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular
During independent product testing, RFMD's
PowerSmart power platforms achieved HSPA+ 4G data upload speeds while
drawing approximately 15% less current than competitive solutions. Product
qualification tests, which are routinely performed to evaluate each
new cellular product's front end, transceiver and baseband, are currently
being conducted in support of a highly anticipated product family spanning
multiple form factors, to be launched by a leading cellular device manufacturer
beginning in the March, 2011, quarter.
PowerSmart power platforms
feature a revolutionary new RF Configurable Power Core™ that delivers
multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation
schemes, including GSM/GPRS, EDGE, EDGE Evolution, CDMA, 3G (TD-SCDMA
or WCDMA) and 4G (HSPA+, LTE or WiMAX). HSPA+ 4G devices are capable
of maximum data upload speeds of 22 megabits per second (Mbps). Because
the RF Configurable Power Core in PowerSmart is compliant with all current
and known future 4G data standards (HSPA+, LTE QPSK, LTE 16QAM, and
LTE 64QAM), RFMD anticipates subsequent smartphones featuring PowerSmart
will support upload speeds significantly greater than 22 Mbps.
In addition to the RF Configurable Power Core, which performs all
power amplification and power management functionality, RFMD's PowerSmart
power platforms include all necessary switching and signal conditioning
functionality in a compact reference design, providing smartphone manufacturers
a single scalable source for the entire cellular front end.
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
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