HILLSBORO, OREGON (USA) – Apr. 12, 2011 – TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced its focus on innovative technology and brand influence have been recognized by industry leading magazines for their impact and success. The international recognition comes from Compound Semiconductor Magazine in Europe, EE Times Magazine in North America and China Electronic News in China.

Research and Development -- Presented March 22, 2011 at the CS Europe Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, the 2011 CS Industry Awards recognize success and development along the entire value chain of the Compound Semiconductor industry from research to completed devices, focusing on the people, processes and products that drive the industry forward. TriQuint earned the R&D award for its leadership driving a team to create highly-evolved, high power Gallium Nitride devices operating in the 300-500 GHz range.

"The CS Industry Awards recognize the vision and contributions of compound semiconductor companies across the industry. Recipients like TriQuint Semiconductor are enabling global manufacturers to realize the potential of 3G and 4G wireless technology,” said Stephen Whitehurst, Chief Operating Officer, CS Europe. "TriQuint has been a gallium nitride pioneer since 1999 and continues to lead through its work in support of DARPA's 'NEXT' GaN program that is setting new performance benchmarks for advanced, high power microwave circuits. It’s therefore so appropriate that TriQuint would be one of our inaugural recipients."

Most Popular Semiconductor Brand – Presented March 16, 2011 at the Conference on Green Manufacturing in Shanghai, China, The China Electronic News (CEN) Award nominees are compiled by the editors of the magazine and voted on by readers. For the second consecutive year, TriQuint was named a top ten “Most Popular Semiconductor Brand in China” in recognition of its sales revenue, product performance and service, localization efforts in China as well as brand recognition and influence.

China Electronics News published the list to recognize outstanding multinational companies in the China semiconductor market. CEN’s Vice President, Mr. Yun Zhu Di, commented “TriQuint’s CAGR from 2005 to 2010 was 70% and they achieved a new revenue milestone of US$150 million. TriQuint is a deserving recipient of this award. We look forward to seeing TriQuint’s ongoing commitment and investment to further develop the market and to their future achievements in China.”

Company of the Year Finalist – Announced March 14, 2011, The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. TriQuint is named a finalist in the “Company of the Year” category by the editors of EE Times Magazine. Winners will be announced at the seventh annual EE Times ACE Awards recognition event on May 3, 2011 in San Jose, California. “We are laser-focused on delivering products that improve the performance and lower the cost of our customers’ applications, and are truly honored that our commitment to innovation, product quality, and customer service is being recognized internationally by the industry,” said Ralph Quinsey, CEO and President of TriQuint Semiconductor.

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