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RF Micro Devices® Press Release - June 2, 2011

 RFMD Expands Industry-Leading General Product Catalog
with Two New Voltage Controlled Attenuators -- RFMD's Voltage Controlled Attenuators Optimized for Wireless and Wired Markets

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GREENSBORO, N.C., June 2, 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 the release of two new voltage controlled attenuators (VCAs), the RFSA2013 and RFSA2023. The new VCA components, which operate from 5V and 3V supplies, respectively, cover a wideband frequency range of 50 to 4000MHz and satisfy a wide range of applications across end markets.

These fully monolithic VCAs feature exceptional linearity with a third order intercept point greater than 50dBm over a 30dB gain control range. The devices incorporate a revolutionary new circuit architecture that provides industry-leading overall performance in linearity, attenuation range, DC current and bandwidth, as well as a linear attenuation profile versus control voltage. These VCAs also employ internal temperature compensation to provide a stable attenuation profile over an operating temperature range from -40 to +85C.

Competing VCAs, typically using PIN diodes, have poor attenuation over temperature and a nonlinear attenuation profile versus control voltage. To correct performance shortcomings, these competing VCAs require further off-chip calibration and correction circuitry, which consumes valuable board space, adds cost and requires additional DC power. By comparison, RFMD's innovative products provide customers a complete monolithic solution in a small 3mm x 3mm QFN package.

John Pelose, general manager of RFMD's Wireless Products Business Unit, said, "RFMD's new attenuator products help customers significantly reduce cost by lowering the overall component count and reducing power consumption for the attenuator application. We are very pleased to offer our customers additional industry-leading products that can not only lower overall system cost but increase end-product performance."

RFMD will exhibit the above components at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2011, June 6-8, at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Booth 1402.

Availability
Samples and production quantities are available now through RFMD's online store at http://www.rfmd.com/products or through local RFMD sales channels. 




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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.

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. RF Micro Devices' business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, risks associated with the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions on our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, our reliance on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, the rate of growth and development of wireless markets, our ability to bring new products to market, our reliance on inclusion in third party reference designs for a portion of our revenue, our ability to manage channel partner and customer relationships, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication, molecular beam epitaxy, assembly and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to complete acquisitions and integrate acquired companies, including the risk that we may not realize expected synergies from our business combinations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in production yields, raw material costs and availability, our ability to reduce costs and improve margins in response to declining average selling prices, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on gallium arsenide (GaAs) for the majority of our products, dependence on third parties, and substantial reliance on international sales and operations. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in RF Micro Devices' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.

RF MICRO DEVICES® and RFMD® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


CONTACT:
Douglas DeLieto
VP of Investor Relations
RF Micro Devices
336-678-7088













Posted  6/2/2011
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