RF Micro Devices® Press Release - January 10, 2011
RFMD Achieves 4G Performance Milestone
Related to PowerSmart™ Power Platforms
GREENSBORO, 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 RF architectures.
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
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manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global
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