HILLSBORO, OREGON & RICHARDSON, TEXAS (USA) - December 14, 2010 - TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF product manufacturer and foundry services provider, has been recognized by Raytheon Company for exceptional performance in supporting its Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business. TriQuint was honored by Raytheon for the third consecutive year at the company's 2010 SAS Supplier Excellence Award (SEA) recognition event. Winning suppliers represent less than one percent of the SAS supply base. Only 34 companies that supply Raytheon SAS received awards.

Winning companies were chosen by Raytheon for meeting demanding quality and delivery performance, customer satisfaction as well as total business and financial health standards during 2009. Evaluations from Raytheon buyers and material program managers who work with TriQuint every day were part of the selection process. "We're extremely proud of on-going recognition from Raytheon SAS. This award honors TriQuint professionals' commitment to service, quality and highly-reliable solutions for phased array radar chipsets and other critical programs. TriQuint expertise supports service members across the globe," remarked Tom Cordner, TriQuint Vice President. "We continually strive to offer the best service available from our top-rated, ISO/AS9100 foundry."

TriQuint's expertise in gallium nitride (GaN), gallium arsenide (GaAs), surface acoustic and bulk acoustic wave (SAW / BAW) technologies has made it a leading supplier of RF system components to Raytheon and other major defense / aerospace contractors. TriQuint module capabilities, packaging technology and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) continue to expand its global market reach. TriQuint is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Foundry' (Category 1A) and is a leading supplier of GaAs and GaN foundry services. TriQuint supplies RF innovation for consumer retail products including mobile devices, wireless LAN, triple-play CATV systems, optical network and wireless infrastructure applications.

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