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RFMD® Selected to Support Samsung 3G Handset Platform

November 12, 2008
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NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, announced at its fourth annual Analyst Day today that two of its recently introduced WCDMA/HSDPA cellular front ends have been selected by Samsung to support an upcoming high-volume 3G handset platform. The two new RFMD front ends - the RF3267 and RF6266 - are ultra-compact, highly integrated standard market 3G products designed to support the critical needs of multi-band, multimode 3G handsets and smartphones.

"We are very pleased that Samsung has selected two of our industry-leading 3G front ends to support their upcoming 3G handset platform," said Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group. "Our participation on this high-volume platform underscores our design momentum at Samsung and demonstrates our commitment to supporting their success across all major air interface standards."

The RF3267 and RF6266 front ends deliver superior current consumption in an industry-leading 3x3x0.9 mm package size. Used in combination, the RF3267 (Band 1) and RF6266 (Band 5 or 8) provide a compact solution for multi-band, multimode 3G handset designs targeting the North American or European Union (EU) markets. As a result of the Samsung platform design win and based upon multiple customer forecasts, RFMD anticipates volume shipments to commence in the fourth quarter of calendar 2008 and increase significantly in calendar year 2009.

RFMD is accelerating the introduction of new standard products to the open market and is targeting front end market share gains at multiple accounts in the major 2G and 3G standards. RFMD also expects to capture additional dollar content in 3G as increasingly complex 3G multimode handsets require additional content, including duplexers, filters and front end power management.

RFMD is the industry leader in 3G front ends and enjoys an advantage in 3G handset design activity, given its leading product portfolio, manufacturing scale, systems-level expertise and packaging and assembly capabilities - all of which enable RFMD to minimize complexity, reduce component count and optimize the RF design of multi-band, multimode WCDMA/HSDPA mobile devices.

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