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RFMD® Expands High-Performance RF Switch Portfolio

February 10, 2009
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GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 10, 2009- /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced the expansion of the Company's high-performance switch portfolio to include three new multi-throw RF switches: the RF1126, RF1131 and RF1132. The high-performance RF switches are designed to operate in multiple market segments, including antenna tuners, CDMA handsets and 3G multimode devices.

The RF1126 is a low-power, single-pole double-throw (SPDT) symmetric switch that offers industry-leading insertion loss and linearity performance suitable for signal routing and antenna switching applications. The RF1131 and RF1132 are single-pole three-throw (SP3T) symmetric switches designed for applications requiring high linearity performance, such as CDMA handsets and 3G multimode devices. The RF1131 and RF1132 are pin-for-pin compatible and offer performance trade-offs between linearity and insertion loss, enabling designers to select a switch based upon a specific application's performance priorities, thereby increasing platform capabilities.

Each of the three RF switches utilize RFMD's industry-leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) manufacturing capabilities and leverage proprietary switch technology developed for use in RFMD's high volume cellular transmit modules.

Technical features of the RF1126:
-- Very small footprint, 2.0 x 1.3 x 0.35 mm QFN package
-- Very low insertion loss
-- Ideal for use in multi-band CDMA Rx diversity applications

Technical featues of the RF1131 and the RF1132:
-- Very small footprint: 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.55 mm QFN package
-- Low insertion loss: RF1131 - 0.32 to 0.49 dB, RF1132 - 0.47 to 0.69 dB
-- Excellent Linearity (IIP3): RF1131 - 59 dBm (Cell) / 62 dBm (PCS), RF1132 - 65 dBm (Cell) / 63 dBm (PCS)
-- Ideal for use in multi-band CDMA single routing applications

Availability
Samples of the RF1126, RF1131 and RF1132 are available immediately. RFMD® anticipates revenue generated by its switch portfolio to grow throughout calendar year 2009.

RFMD will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of cellular front end products at the 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009, in Hall 8, Stand 8B79.

RFMD's Cellular Front End Components Portfolio
RFMD offers a broad portfolio of high-performance front end components addressing the increasingly complex challenges of the cellular market. RFMD's front end components address all cellular frequency bands and air standards and include discrete switches, antenna switch modules, LNAs, front end power management and RF power management.

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