|RF Micro Devices® Selected to Support Next Generation|
Family of Leading Smartphones
February 28, 2012 Press Release
Sr. Manager, Communications
-- RFMD® Powering Multiple Devices for Top-Tier Smartphone Manufacturer
Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2012 – 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, today announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD’s family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
RFMD is currently supporting multiple devices for this top-tier smartphone manufacturer with a broad range of high-performance products, including PowerSmart® power platforms, ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, and multiple switch-based components.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s Cellular Products Group, said, “RFMD continues to increase our exposure to the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers. With these wins, we expand our participation in a growing family of highly popular smartphones and bolster our position in the high-growth LTE category. We look forward to expanding our content opportunity in future devices as new programs ramp and as new product families are introduced.”
RFMD’s ultra-high efficiency 3G and 4G LTE PAs deliver an enhanced user experience by extending battery life and reducing the thermal impact of data usage in smartphones. The product family currently covers WCDMA bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, and LTE bands 4, 7, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21 – addressing the most common UMTS/HSPA+ and LTE frequency bands and band combinations. Additional multimode, multi-band (MMMB) and single-mode LTE variants will be introduced in the first half of calendar 2012.
RFMD offers a broad portfolio of 3G and 4G LTE solutions in single-mode and converged architectures to ensure alignment with leading chipset providers and enable worldwide network compatibility. RFMD's 3G and 4G LTE product portfolio reduces the thermal impact of data usage in smartphones while enabling increased battery life during data-based applications, such as web surfing, video calls and internet radio services.
About RFMD 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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