Sr. Manager, Communications
|January 10, 2012
N.C., January 10, 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 the release of the
RFFM6201, a 2.4 GHz band single-chip Zigbee® front-end module (FEM) featuring an integrated power
amplifier, low noise amplifier, and diversity switch.
RFMD’s 2.4 GHz RFFM6201 delivers industry-leading current consumption (170 mA at rated power) and
high-power performance (+23 dBm) for Home Area Networking (HAN)/Smart Energy applications. The energy
efficient RFFM6201 is pin-for-pin compatible with RFMD’s popular RF6555 and offers 5 dB higher output
power, enabling customers to increase power output and range without requiring changes in product
Houlden, general manager of RFMD’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “RFMD’s expanding FEM
portfolio supports our customers’ rapid ZigBee® product launches while reducing component count, size,
cost, and power consumption. RFMD’s RFFM6201 ZigBee® FEM is specifically optimized for Smart Energy
applications, including smart meters, energy usage control, or ‘demand response,’ and HAN devices.
Beyond Smart Energy, the RFFM6201 is also suited for industrial, wireless sensing, and control
applications requiring low power, high performance and assured reliability.”
Energy is the world’s leading standard for home area networks (HAN) used by smart grid programs to
boost energy management and efficiency in homes around the world.
From January 10 to January 13, 2012 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), RFMD will be
showcasing its ZigBee and Smart Energy solutions in the ZigBee Alliance Pavilion in booth 21318J, at
the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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
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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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