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Samsung Selects RFMD's PowerSmart® to Power
Next-Generation Galaxy Note II
September 4, 2012
Sr. Manager, Communications
-- RFMD’s Broad Product Portfolio Supporting Samsung Across
All Product Tiers And Baseband Architectures
September 5, 2012, Greensboro, NC – RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced today that it is enabling Samsung’s next-generation GALAXY Note II with RFMD’s PowerSmart® Power Platforms – the industry’s first and only converged multimode, multiband (MMMB) power amplifiers.
Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, "We are delighted to support Samsung’s next-generation GALAXY Note II as well as numerous other flagship devices in Samsung’s exciting product family. With the ramp of the GALAXY Note II, RFMD extends our coverage of Samsung’s product portfolio to include all tiers and segments. In the coming months, we look forward to the availability of additional devices and baseband architectures that expand our business with Samsung to include additional PAs, incremental switch-based content, and new high-performance WiFi front ends.”
The Samsung GALAXY Note II features a 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen, providing breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail. Its 16:9 screen ratio ensures an immersive and enriched cinema-like video viewing experience, perfect for watching HD videos on-the-go. The GALAXY Note II also comes with a mighty 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor and HSPA Plus or 4G LTE connectivity to deliver easy multitasking, lightning-fast screen transitions, powerful browser performance, and minimal app load time. In addition, it has an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording capabilities. The Samsung GALAXY Note II is set to launch in October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.
RFMD enables Samsung with a broad range of 3G/4G front end solutions, including PowerSmart, RFMD’s ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, RFMD’s high performance switches, and RFMD’s advanced power management solutions. RFMD supports Samsung across all leading baseband architectures, and RFMD’s broad product portfolio provides Samsung full coverage across all major product categories.
RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms deliver industry-leading integration, design flexibility, and customization, enabling smartphone manufacturers to rapidly deploy smartphone platforms across geographies and networks, regardless of mode or band specifications.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: 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 more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.
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