RF71xx Family of 2G Transmit Modules Powering RFMD's Growth In Emerging Markets

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec 1, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that RFMD has surpassed 25 million units in shipments of its industry-leading RF71xx family of 2G dual-band and quad-band transmit modules. RFMD commenced volume shipments of the RF71xx product family in early calendar 2009, and shipments of RF71xx products currently exceed 20 million units per quarter.

Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "The success of the RF71xx product family has been central to RFMD's growth in 2G components and our expanding leadership in Asia. To date, RFMD has shipped RF71xx products to hundreds of customers in China, Taiwan and Korea, and the product family continues to enjoy robust design activity across handset manufacturers and global platform providers as we continue to develop specific product derivatives."

Each product in the RF71xx product family is designed to meet the front end requirements of emerging market handsets, including reduced solution size, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection, while also satisfying customer requirements for quality, reliability and reduced handset bill-of-material (BOM) costs. RFMD's RF71xx transmit modules are pin-to-pin compatible across the entire product family, enabling customers to produce dual-band, tri-band or quad-band GPRS or EDGE handsets from a single handset platform -- an industry first.