RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, announced that it has commenced volume production shipments of its POLARIS™ 2 Total Radio Module for EDGE for GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets to Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading handset manufacturer in China. The POLARIS 2 Radio Module for EDGE will be used in several models across Amoi's product portfolio, including devices running Windows Mobile™ software that target the growing worldwide market for smartphones.

"The combination of RFMD's market-leading EDGE transceiver architecture and proven levels of integration has allowed us to achieve a compelling form factor and offer superior performance," said Hongquan Xie, general manager of Amoi Mobile. "As a result, we can offer consumers unmatched performance and features across multiple stylish handset designs."

"This opportunity is especially exciting for RFMD as it adds another leading handset manufacturer to the growing list of customers supported by our POLARIS EDGE Solutions," said Eric Creviston, RFMD corporate vice president, Cellular Products Group. "It is also noteworthy that these designs were won as a result of our ongoing collaboration with a leading top-tier baseband manufacturer."