RFMD(R) To Showcase Its Industry-Leading Product Portfolio of Wireless Solutions At CTIA Wireless 2007
GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2007--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 it will showcase its latest innovative wireless solutions at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida on March 27-29 in Booth 3251. RFMD's portfolio of highly integrated RF components and system solutions includes its industry-leading transmit modules and power amplifiers (PAs) for GSM/GPRS, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA and WCDMA handsets, the Company's pioneering POLARIS(TM) TOTAL RADIO(TM) transceiver solutions for GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets, and its wireless LAN (WLAN) and advanced GPS solutions. RFMD is the world's leading supplier of PAs for the 3G WCDMA air interface standard, which the Company expects will grow approximately five times faster than the overall cellular handset market in 2007. RFMD is also the leading supplier of both PAs and merchant market transceivers for the EDGE air interface standard, which the Company forecasts will grow by greater than 50% in 2007. RFMD will showcase the following innovative wireless solutions at CTIA: -- POLARIS(TM)TOTAL RADIO(TM) transceiver solutions for GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE, including the new cutting-edge POLARIS 3 solution with its antenna-to-baseband TOTAL RADIO(TM) implementation -- Industry-leading transmit modules and PAs for GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (both linear and large signal polar modulation), as well as high-power, high-efficiency linear PAs for UMTS and WCDMA applications covering all 3G requirements -- WLAN PAs and front-end modules for 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n applications in cellular handsets, consumer electronics, PCs and access points -- RFMD(R) GPS(TM) RF8110 software-based GPS solution for feature-rich smartphones, wireless PDAs and other mobile devices About RFMD: 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) 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. This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. 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RF Micro Devices' business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in quarterly operating results, the rate of growth and development of wireless markets, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, molecular beam epitaxy facility, assembly facility and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in production yields, our ability to reduce costs and improve gross margins by implementing innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on a limited number of customers, and dependence on third parties. 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