RFMD'S RF1130 Designed Into Two CDMA Smartphones to be Introduced in 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov 19, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance RF components and compound semiconductors, today announced that RFMD has been selected by a leading manufacturer of smartphones to support two upcoming CDMA smartphones.

RFMD will supply its high performance RF1130 single-pole 3-throw (SP3T) cellular switch into two upcoming models targeting the consumer smartphone market. The first device is expected to launch in the first half of calendar 2010, and shipments of the RF1130 are expected to commence in the March 2010 quarter.

Mike DeHaan, general manager of RFMD's Switch and Signal Conditioning business unit, said, "We are pleased to support this leading smartphone manufacturer with our RF1130 cellular switch, and we look forward to expanding our relationship through additional design opportunities across our RF Components and Switch and Signal Conditioning product portfolios. As new 3G/4G air interface standards are added and cellular devices increase in RF complexity, our expanding product portfolio and wide technology base enable RFMD to uniquely satisfy the technical requirements of tomorrow's smartphones and battery-powered multimedia devices."

The design win is expected to support RFMD's diversification efforts across customers and air interface standards. RFMD is engaged at this leading smartphone manufacturer to secure incremental business opportunities across 3G front ends, cellular switches, RF power management and WLAN components.

RFMD enjoys a leading share in smartphones and expects its revenue growth in smartphones in calendar 2010 will significantly exceed the rate of growth of the handset market.