RFMD® Ramps POLARIS(tm)2 Radio Module for EDGE at Existing POLARIS Customer for New High Volume EDGE Handset
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (RFMD ANALYST DAY EVENT) - November 28, 2006 - RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, today announced that an existing POLARIS customer has commenced production of a new high volume EDGE handset enabled by RFMD's POLARIS(tm) Radio Module for EDGE solution. "RFMD is very proud to deliver the industry's leading EDGE radio solution for use in this recently launched, high volume handset," says Eric Creviston, Corporate Vice President, Cellular Product Group. "RFMD's POLARIS 2 Radio Module for EDGE solution enables full quad-band EDGE in cellular handsets and is instrumental in helping mobile device makers meet the size, cost and performance requirements of next generation EDGE-enabled handsets." The POLARIS 2 Radio Module for EDGE is the smallest EDGE radio solution commercially available and requires less than half the number of discrete components required by competitive EDGE radio solutions. Additionally, the production-proven large signal polar modulation transmit architecture minimizes transmit current consumption in today's EDGE handsets and provides a technology migration path up to approximately 50% transmit power consumption savings over competing linear transmit radio architectures.