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RF Micro Devices® Press Release - December 15, 2011
RFMD's GaN CATV Hybrids Win Platinum Awards
from Communications Technology
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 it has been honored with two Platinum
Awards from Communications Technology magazine, a leading engineering
publication in the CATV industry and the official trade journal of the
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). The awards will
be presented formally by Communications Technology magazine on December
8, 2011 during an awards ceremony held in New York City.
Awards from Communications Technology magazine recognize the broadband
industry's most innovative hardware, software, service, and marketing
initiatives, as judged by a panel of industry experts. RFMD's GaN CATV
hybrids received dual honors in the categories of Energy-Savings ("Green")
Technology and RF/HFC Technology.
Alastair Upton, general manager
of RFMD's Broadband Components Business Unit, said, "RFMD is honored
to receive these two prestigious awards recognizing our GaN CATV hybrid
devices. We believe our GaN CATV hybrids help our customers to maximize
RF performance in cable networks while also minimizing energy consumption —
two very important priorities in the broadband industry."RFMD offers
the industry's broadest range of CATV products, including packaged amplifiers,
MMICs, modules, frequency modulation components, and passive components.
RFMD's industry-leading GaN technology delivers superior performance
versus competing GaAs and silicon power technologies, while also supporting
"green" architectures that reduce energy consumption, improve thermal
management and optimize network efficiency for network operators.
Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: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® and RFMD® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other
trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
VP of Investor Relations
RF Micro Devices