RFMD® to Extend Leadership in RF Switches Through Expanded Portfolio of Standard RF Components
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21, 2007 - RF Micro Devices, (NASDAQ GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions, announced at its analyst day today that its newly formed Multi-Market Products Group (MPG) will add a wide range of RF switch products to its industry-leading Standard RF Components product portfolio. The expanded product offerings will leverage RFMD's increasing internal pHEMT manufacturing capabilities and extend RFMD's leadership position in pHEMT switches, driven by RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG). "The Multi-Market Products Group is bringing to market a broad range of high-performance, multi-purpose discrete RF switches that will build upon RFMD's core manufacturing competences as well as our Cellular Products Group's proven success in pHEMT switches," stated Norm Hilgendorf, general manager of RFMD's Standard RF Components business unit. "We plan to introduce more than twenty new switch products that will feature high power, high linearity, high isolation and low insertion loss performance." Greg Thompson, vice president of sales for MPG, said, "RFMD ships greater than one million pHEMT switches per day with our highly integrated transmit modules for cellular handsets. Our molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) pHEMT switches demonstrate very high reliability and excellent electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance. The new portfolio of switches to be introduced by our Multi-Market Products Group will demonstrate some of the strategic benefits created by the combination of RFMD and Sirenza Microdevices."