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RFMD® Powers Flagship LG Smartphones

March 29, 2012 Press Release

RFMD New Product Alert

Contact:
Irma Swain
Sr. Manager, Communications
RFMD
336-931-6653
iswain@rfmd.com

-- LG’s Optimus 4X HD Android 4.0 Smartphone And Optimus 3D Max Feature Multiple RFMD Components
 
Greensboro, NC, March 29, 2012 – 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 LG has selected RFMD to supply multiple components in support of the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus 3D Max smartphones. LG’s Optimus 4X HD and Optimus 3D Max are expected to be available globally in 2012.

The LG Optimus 4X HD features a vibrant 4.7-inch HD display (1280 x 720), Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 21 Mbps HSPA+ performance, front (1.3MP) and rear (8MP) cameras, and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, all within a sleek exterior that is only 8.9mm thick. The LG Optimus 3D Max features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of storage, a 5MP dual-lens camera, Android 2.3 “Gingerbread,” and LG's “exclusive brightened” WVGA 4.3-inch display, all housed in a compact 9.8mm shell.

The RFMD components enabling LG’s flagship smartphones include RFMD's PowerSmart® power platform, and RFMD’s RF5501 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi front end module. RFMD’s PowerSmart features a revolutionary RF Configurable Power Core™ that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 4G, up to LTE 64QAM. RFMD's RF5501 Wi-Fi front end module 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 reduced component count.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, "RFMD is pleased to expand our relationship with LG and support these flagship smartphones with our industry-leading cellular and Wi-Fi components. RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms continue to lead a product category that is reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures, and we anticipate sequential growth in PowerSmart shipments throughout the calendar year.”



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.

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


At RFMD®
Douglas DeLieto
VP, Investor Relations
336-678-5322



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