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RFMD® Receives First Production Orders for PowerSmart(TM) Power Platforms


GREENSBORO, N.C., -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has received its first volume production orders for its PowerSmart(TM) power platforms. The production orders are in support of a highly anticipated smartphone and tablet product family to be launched by a leading cellular handset manufacturer beginning in the March, 2011, quarter.

Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's cellular products group (CPG), said, "RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms are a new product category reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures. PowerSmart power platforms feature a revolutionary new RF Configurable Power Core(TM) that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 2G, 3G and 4G, up to LTE 64QAM."

In addition to the RF Configurable Power Core, which performs all power amplification and power management functionality, RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms also include all necessary switching and signal conditioning functionality in a compact reference design, providing smartphone manufacturers a single scalable source for the entire cellular front end.

RFMD expects to commence volume shipments of PowerSmart in the current quarter, with sequential growth anticipated in the June, 2011, quarter.

About RFMD

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.

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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