Samsung Selects RFMD to Power Galaxy Smartphone and Tablet Family
- RFMD's PowerSmart™ Power Platforms And WiFi Front End Modules
Samsung 3G/4G Devices
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Samsung has selected RFMD's PowerSmart™
power platforms and WiFi components to enable a broad portfolio of next-generation
3G/4G devices. The highly anticipated Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1
will both feature RFMD's PowerSmart, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will
also feature RFMD's RF5521 WiFi front end module (FEM). The Galaxy S
2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 were unveiled Sunday by Samsung at the 2011 Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona.
Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO
of RFMD, said, "RFMD is delighted to expand our participation in Samsung's
3G/4G smartphones and tablets, and we're especially pleased to support
the highly anticipated Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 with our PowerSmart
power platforms and market-leading WiFi components. We believe our PowerSmart
power platforms are at the forefront of the technology shift to converged
front ends in multi-mode, multiband smartphones, and we anticipate strong
growth in PowerSmart shipments this year."
PowerSmart power platforms feature a revolutionary new RF Configurable
Power Core™ that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular
communications modulation schemes, including 2G, 3G and 4G, up to LTE
64QAM. In addition to the RF Configurable Power Core, RFMD's PowerSmart
power platforms also 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.
RFMD's RF5521 WiFi FEM satisfies smartphone and tablet manufacturers'
requirements for aggressive size reductions in 802.11b/g/n front end
solutions, while delivering high linear output power and greatly reducing
the number of components outside the core connectivity chipset.
of RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms and high-performance WiFi components
are expected to increase sequentially throughout the year.
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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with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD
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