GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2006--RF Micro Devices, Inc. (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 is currently shipping its high-power, dual-mode amplifier module for EDGE -the RF3158 - to LG Electronics (LGE). Leveraging its highly-integrated linear transmit architecture, the RF3158 seamlessly integrates into multiple reference design platforms for EDGE-enabled mobile devices.
"Through our ability to consistently create and deliver innovative RF solutions, RFMD has fostered strong relationships with leading handset manufacturers such as LG Electronics," said Konrad Alvarino, General Manager, Components Business Unit at RFMD. "As a result, our customers readily design in RFMD's best-of-breed solutions, such as our market-leading EDGE PA and transmit modules, in order to reduce size and cost of implementation while maximizing power and performance of feature-rich mobile devices. Shipment of the RF3158 to LGE is further evidence of RFMD's continued momentum in the high-growth EDGE market and our commitment to unmatched customer support."
The RF3158 EDGE PA module is designed to support EDGE radios that utilize a linear or small signal polar modulation transmit architecture. Designed to be the final amplification stage in a dual-mode GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile transmit lineup, the product's gain and linearity lineups enable handset manufacturers to optimize the transmit chain to meet varying implementations of linearity, efficiency and output power. Fully quad band capable, the module operates in the 824MHz to 915MHz and 1710MHz to 1910MHz bands.
With the shipment of mass production orders of the RF3158 to LGE, RFMD further solidifies its position as the leading supplier of EDGE PAs. RFMD has captured a commanding market share of EDGE transmit solution shipments to date. RFMD anticipates continued sales growth in the EDGE 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.
Jerry Neal or Doug DeLieto
RF Micro Devices, Inc.