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RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it continues to achieve performance milestones related to the advancement of RF power management. RF Micro Devices is developing average power tracking- (APT-) and envelope tracking- (ET-) based solutions that leverage RFMD’s leadership in power amplifiers, RF power management and compound semiconductors to deliver breakthrough capabilities.
RFMD is a leader in RF power management and has shipped tens of millions of power management integrated circuits (PMIC), most within the RF Configurable Power Core™ in RFMD’s revolutionary PowerSmart® power platform. RFMD is also a pioneer in RF power control and has shipped hundreds of millions of power amplifiers with integrated power control (RFMD’s PowerStar PAs and transmit modules). RFMD forecasts the combination of envelope tracking technology and RFMD's superior GaAs devices and technology will be a disruptive combination that raises the bar significantly in RF performance.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, “RFMD is at the forefront of technology development in RF power management, and we are enthusiastic about the deployment of APT- and ET-based solutions. We believe the importance of power management technologies such as average power tracking and envelope tracking will continue to expand in smartphones, enabling RFMD to leverage our combined leadership in power amplifiers and RF power management and increase our RF content opportunity.”