RFMD® Extends Leadership in Edge Power Amplifiers with Mass Production Orders from Samsung
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RF Micro Devices, Inc.
7628 Thorndike Rd.
Greensboro, NC, 27409-9421
Press release date: July 31, 2006
Best-of-Breed Linear EDGE Power Amplifier Solution Is Designed Into Multiple High-Performance Devices
GREENSBORO, N.C.--July 31, 2006--RFMD® (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, today announced that the Company has commenced mass production shipments of its RF3159 linear EDGE power amplifier (PA) to Samsung Electronics for use in at least 15 EDGE-enabled handsets. These shipments extend RFMD's industry leadership in EDGE PAs and support RFMD's continued growth in EDGE as Samsung rapidly expands its EDGE product offerings.
"With the shipment of our best-of-breed EDGE power amplifier technology to Samsung, RFMD further solidifies our momentum in this high-growth market and underscores our ability to provide customers with more highly integrated, value-added RF solutions," said Konrad Alvarino, General Manager, Components Business Unit at RFMD. "As a result of the superior electrical performance, technical support and value that RFMD brings to Samsung, we anticipate ongoing collaboration with this handset manufacturer across multiple platforms as they deliver advanced mobile services and high-speed data capabilities to cellular consumers."
The RF3159 is a high linearity quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE PA designed to support multiple EDGE transceiver platforms and optimized for use with either direct I&Q or small signal polar modulation. The RF3159 PA module is fully matched for easy implementation and is housed in a 6x6mm package, which is industry-leading for the linear EDGE PA market. The product's gain and linearity lineups enable handset manufacturers to optimize the transmit chain to meet varying requirements of linearity, efficiency and output power. The module is designed to be the final amplification stage in a dual-mode GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile transmit lineup operating in the 824MHz to 915MHz and 1710MHz to 1910MHz bands.
RFMD's best-selling linear EDGE PAs - including the RF3159 and its highly-similar precursor, the RF3158 - are enjoying increased adoption in linear EDGE chipset reference designs at both customers and channel partners. RFMD anticipates continued sales growth in the EDGE handset market, which the Company forecasts will grow approximately 100% in 2006.
RFMD is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications. RFMD's power amplifiers, transmit modules, cellular transceivers and system-on-chip (SOC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in current- and next-generation mobile handsets, cellular base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless personal area networks (WPANs) and global positioning systems (GPS). Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier enabling the world's leading mobile device manufacturers to deliver advanced wireless capabilities that satisfy current and future market demands.
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 National Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.
CONTACT: RF Micro Devices, Inc. Greensboro Jerry Neal or Doug DeLieto Tel: 336-664-1233