Power Amplifier supports multiple linear EDGE transceivers.

Press Release Summary:

Model RF3159 quad-band power amplifier is designed to be final amplification stage in dual-mode GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile transmit lineup operating in 824-915 MHz and 1710-1910 MHz bands. Amplifier features 6 x 6 mm package, gain optimized for input power window of -3, integrated power control and band select, single 3.2-4.5 V supply voltage, integrated VBatt tracking circuit, and Pout GMSK +35, +33 dB, Pout 8PSK_28.5, +27.4 dB typical low/high band.

Original Press Release:

New Power Amplifier Supports Multiple Linear EDGE Merchant Market Transceivers

BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 13, 2006--RF Micro Devices®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a leading provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, today announced the availability of the RF3159 quad-band power amplifier (PA) - specifically designed to support EDGE mobile devices utilizing linear transmit architectures.

"The RF3159 highlights the Company's commitment to supporting all transmit architectures in the growing EDGE segment of the wireless market," said Konrad Alvarino, General Manager, Components Business Unit at RFMD. "This new EDGE product, based in part on our existing RF3158 EDGE PA, has already seen significant traction, with interest coming from both reference platforms and handsets manufacturers."

The RF3159 is a high linearity quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE PA designed to support EDGE transceivers utilizing a linear transmit architecture. 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 various 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. The RF3159 will be available for general sampling in April, with mass production ramping in May.

With the availability of the RF3159, RFMD further solidifies its position as the leading supplier of EDGE PAs. RFMD is also the leading supplier of merchant market EDGE transceivers, having shipped more than 20 million of its POLARIS(TM) TOTAL RADIO(TM) transceiver solutions. RFMD anticipates continued sales growth in the EDGE market, which the Company forecasts will grow approximately 100% in 2006.

Key Features of the RF3159

Package: 6x6mm module

Gain optimized for input power window of -3

Pout GMSK +35, +33 dB, Pout 8PSK_28.5, +27.4 dB typical low band/high band

Integrated power control and band select

Single 3.2V to 4.5V supply voltage

Integrated VBatt tracking circuit

Improved 8PSK performance into VSWR

About RF Micro Devices

RF Micro Devices, Inc., an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer, designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications products and applications. The Company is a leading supplier of power amplifiers, one of the most critical radio frequency (RF) components in cellular phones. The Company is also the leading manufacturer of GaAs HBT, which offers distinct advantages over other technologies for the manufacture of current- and next-generation power amplifiers. The Company's products are included primarily in cellular phones, base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs), cable television modems and global positioning systems (GPS). The Company derives revenue from the sale of standard and custom-designed products. The Company offers a broad array of products including amplifiers, mixers, modulators/demodulators and single-chip transmitters, Bluetooth® products and receivers and transceivers that represent a substantial majority of the RFICs required in wireless subscriber equipment. The Company's goal is to be the premier supplier of low-cost, high-performance integrated circuits and solutions for applications that enable wireless connectivity. RF Micro Devices, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information about RFMD, please visit www.rfmd.com.

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.

CONTACT: RF Micro Devices, Inc.
Jerry Neal or Doug DeLieto, 336-664-1233

SOURCE: RF Micro Devices

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