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RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has been selected to support multiple next-generation devices for a leading manufacturer of 3G/4G smartphones. The next-generation devices include a highly anticipated LTE smartphone that will feature multiple variants of RFMD's family of ultra-high efficiency WCDMA and 4G LTE power amplifiers.
RFMD is currently supporting multiple devices for this top-tier smartphone manufacturer with a broad range of high-performance products, including PowerSmart® power platforms, ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, and multiple switch-based components.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group, said, "RFMD continues to increase our exposure to the world's leading smartphone manufacturers. With these wins, we expand our participation in a growing family of highly popular smartphones and bolster our position in the high-growth LTE category. We look forward to expanding our content opportunity in future devices as new programs ramp and as new product families are introduced."
RFMD's ultra-high efficiency 3G and 4G LTE PAs deliver an enhanced user experience by extending battery life and reducing the thermal impact of data usage in smartphones. The product family currently covers WCDMA bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8, and LTE bands 4, 7, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21 — addressing the most common UMTS/HSPA+ and LTE frequency bands and band combinations. Additional multimode, multi-band (MMMB) and single-mode LTE variants will be introduced in the first half of calendar 2012.
RFMD offers a broad portfolio of 3G and 4G LTE solutions in single-mode and converged architectures to ensure alignment with leading chipset providers and enable worldwide network compatibility. RFMD's 3G and 4G LTE product portfolio reduces the thermal impact of data usage in smartphones while enabling increased battery life during data-based applications, such as web surfing, video calls and internet radio services.