RFMD® Extends Leadership in Wireless Front Ends with Introduction of New Enabling Technologies
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, will announce at its analyst day today the introduction of new technologies developed by RFMD to enable unprecedented levels of functional integration in RF applications. The new technologies include hermetically sealed wafer level packaging (WLP), micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), integrated conformal shielding, gallium nitride (GaN), GaAs E/D pHEMT and GaAs BiFET. RFMD anticipates the new processes and enabling technologies will support the Company's forecasted growth in calendar year 2008 and extend the Company's reach into new cellular product categories, including cellular mode switches, filters, duplexers and other high performance RF components for cellular handsets. The foundation for RFMD's new technology offerings is the Company's historical emphasis on Optimum Technology Matching® (OTM®), in which RFMD's designers select the optimum technology for each application according to considerations of cost and performance. RFMD's new technologies drive OTM one step further by leveraging a greatly expanded portfolio of enabling technologies optimized specifically for increased levels of functional integration in RF applications. In addition to wireless opportunities, RFMD anticipates its new technologies will expand its growth prospects in markets targeted by its newly formed Multi-Market Products Group (MPG), including wireless infrastructure, wireless access, standard products, broadband/consumer and aerospace & defense. RFMD is number one in RF. The leading independent research firm Gartner recently recognized RFMD as the number-one provider of digital subscriber RF devices and the number-one provider of cellular power amplifier and front end modules.