RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it has shipped over one billion cellular power amplifiers (PA) to handset manufacturers headquartered in the Greater China area. This significant industry milestone demonstrates RFMD's ongoing commitment to providing China-based customers with operational scale, technological innovation and an industry-leading cost structure.
RFMD opened its first manufacturing facility in Beijing in 2002 in support of local China-based manufacturers and international manufacturers with operations in China. RFMD extended its commitment to China in 2007 with the opening of its Shanghai Design Center and a major expansion of its Beijing facility. RFMD today offers the industry's most complete end-to-end source for design, manufacturing, field applications engineering and sales support, with approximately 2,000 employees located in China supporting hundreds of customers and baseband providers.
Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, "This considerable milestone exemplifies RFMD's long-standing commitment to our customers based in China. As we commemorate our tenth year of operations in Greater China, we anticipate strong growth with China-based customers, driven by continued innovation in 2G components and the industry's most innovative and most reliable RF product portfolio for the rapidly growing 3G and TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE smartphone markets.”