Anadigics' Advanced Power Amplifiers Support Qualcomm's HSPA Solutions


ANADIGICS' Power Amplifiers Selected for MSM7200 HSUPA and MSM6280 HSDPA Reference Designs from QUALCOMM

WARREN, N.J., Dec. 4 /- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD), a leading supplier of wireless and broadband solutions, today announced that the Company's WCDMA and GPRS/EDGE power amplifiers (PAs) have been specified by QUALCOMM for the Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) MSM7200(TM) and MSM6280(TM) chipset reference designs. The MSM7200 solution supports the high-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) standard for peak data rates of 7.2 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink. The MSM6280 solution supports the HSDPA standard for enhanced peak downlink rates of up to 7.2 Mbps. HSDPA and HSUPA allow users to achieve wireless broadband speeds that rival wired connections.

QUALCOMM's MSM7200 reference design specifies ANADIGICS' WCDMA and EDGE PAs to support eight frequency bands. The four WCDMA frequency bands are enabled by ANADIGICS' AWT6273, AWT6278, AWT6279, and AWT6282 PAs, while the four EDGE frequency bands are supported by ANADIGICS' AWT6280 polar EDGE PA.

QUALCOMM's MSM6280 reference design specifies ANADIGICS' AWT6273, AWT6278 and AWT6279 WCDMA PAs, as well as ANADIGICS' AND0041 quad-band polar EDGE PA.

The AWT6273, AWT6278 and AWT6279 WCDMA PAs utilize ANADIGICS' 3G High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP3(TM)) technology to deliver the industry's highest levels of efficiency. This level of performance enables manufacturers to extend battery life in mobile handsets, smart phones, data cards and 3G- enabled notebook computers.

"QUALCOMM's MSM7200 and MSM6280 chipsets raise the bar in mobile performance, delivering advanced multimedia and communication capabilities," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, President of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "The evolution of today's 3G networks is enabling mobile users to work and play with functionality that was previously reserved for wired broadband connections, and these two chipsets together with ANADIGICS' advanced power amplifiers represent powerful solutions for the next generations of wireless devices."

"As mobile manufacturers develop advanced 3G devices to take advantage of the data speeds enabled by HSDPA and HSUPA networks, battery life becomes a critical concern. ANADIGICS' industry-leading HELP3(TM) WCDMA power amplifiers have been optimized not only to deliver excellent voice clarity and data integrity, but also to significantly improve the operating time of 3G devices," said Dr. Bami Bastani, President and CEO of ANADIGICS. "QUALCOMM remains the industry leader in mobile chipsets, and we look forward to continuing to work together."

ANADIGICS' HELP3(TM) WCDMA PAs offer full compliance with HSDPA and HSUPA requirements, while reducing average current consumption by 75 percent compared with a conventional power amplifier. HELP3(TM) PAs provide exceptionally low quiescent currents of 7 mA without a DC-DC converter, and eliminate the requirements for external voltage regulation. The world-class performance and integration of ANADIGICS' HELP3(TM) products is achieved using the Company's patented InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which combines bipolar and field-effect transistor (FET) devices on the same InGaP GaAs die.

For additional information, contact ANADIGICS by phone (908) 668-5000 or FAX (908) 668-5132 or visit the Company's Web site at http://www.anadigics.com/.

About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD) designs and manufactures radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for growing broadband and wireless communications markets. The Company's innovative high frequency RFICs enable manufacturers of communications equipment to enhance overall system performance, and reduce manufacturing cost and time to market. By utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes for its RFICs, ANADIGICS achieves the high-volume and cost-effective products required by leading companies in its targeted high-growth communications markets. ANADIGICS was the first GaAs IC manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification and is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 international standards.

Source: ANADIGICS, Inc.

CONTACT:
Press:
Chuck Manners of Godfrey,
+1-717-393-3831,
Fax: +1-717-393-1403,
chuck@godfrey.com;

Corporate:
Jennifer Palella
Tel: +1-908-412-5938,
Fax: +1-908-412-5978,
jpalella@anadigics.com

Web site: http://www.anadigics.com/

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