Samsung Selects RFMD's PowerSmart® to Power
Next-Generation Galaxy Note II
Sr. Manager, Communications
-- RFMD’s Broad Product Portfolio Supporting Samsung Across
All Product Tiers And Baseband
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.
, 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.
About RFMDRF 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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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.
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