NEW YORK--Nov. 17, 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 an existing POLARIS
customer has commenced production of a new high volume EDGE handset
enabled by RFMD's POLARIS(TM) Radio Module for EDGE solution.
"RFMD is very proud to deliver the industry's leading EDGE radio
solution for use in this recently launched, high volume handset," says
Eric Creviston, Corporate Vice President, Cellular Product Group.
"RFMD's POLARIS 2 Radio Module for EDGE solution enables full
quad-band EDGE in cellular handsets and is instrumental in helping
mobile device makers meet the size, cost and performance requirements
of next generation EDGE-enabled handsets."
The POLARIS 2 Radio Module for EDGE is the smallest EDGE radio
solution commercially available and requires less than half the number
of discrete components required by competitive EDGE radio solutions.
Additionally, the production-proven large signal polar modulation
transmit architecture minimizes transmit current consumption in
today's EDGE handsets and provides a technology migration path up to
approximately 50% transmit power consumption savings over competing
linear transmit radio architectures.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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 Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.
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CONTACT: RF Micro Devices, Inc.
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Douglas Delieto, 336-678-7968