LOWELL, Mass, June 14, 2006 - M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave components, today announced a new RoHS compliant SP3T diversity switch for applications requiring cross-modulation performance in the Cellular and PCS bands while maintaining excellent insertion loss and isolation. The MASWSS0191 is a high power switch with low control current, thus maximizing system linearity performance while simultaneously minimizing the Tx and Rx path loss. This switch is ideally suited for CDMA handsets as well as other applications that require switching to take place on a single antenna. For cost sensitive and space constrained applications, the MASWSS0191's RoHS compliant, super thin, 2 mm 8-lead STDFN packaging and competitive pricing are attractive attributes. The STDFN package is ideally suited for low profile architectures or as a known good die substitute. It is fabricated on a low-cost 0.5-micron gate-length GaAs PHEMT process with full passivation added for robust reliability. M/A-COM's newest switch maintains high linearity up to 3.0 GHz with typical performance specifications of high power handling with a P0.1 dB of 37 dBm and a low typical insertion loss of 0.65 dB and an IIP3 of a 58 dBm. Similar to other M/A-COM switches, each MASWSS0191 is 100% high power radio frequency (RF) tested to ensure performance compliance. "We are excited to provide the market with a wide variety of switch products that conform to the RoHS initiative, which is designed to reduce toxic waste generated during the manufacturing process," said Dave Folding, product manager of the Integrated Circuits Products Group, M/A-COM, Inc. "With the introduction of the lead-free SP3T switch, M/A-COM confirms its commitment to developing state-of-the-art technology that is cost-effective and environmentally sound." Price and Availability The MAWSSS0191 is available from stock and is priced at $0.48 in quantities of 50,000. Contact M/A-COM's domestic and international sales channels for price and delivery quotes. Datasheets and supporting technical documents are available online at www.macom.com. M/A-COM, Inc., a business unit of Tyco Electronics, is an established industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave semiconductors, components and technologies for the wireless telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and military industries. Holding hundreds of patents in the field, M/A-COM is internationally known as an innovator and integrator whose technologies are found in some of today's most advanced signal intelligence and defense systems, as well as in leading automotive navigation, safety, and communications solutions. M/A-COM is also a major supplier of critical communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility, federal and select commercial markets. Headquartered in Lowell, MA, M/A-COM has offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Information about M/A-COM can be found on the Web at http://www.macom.com, a complete, updated listing of all of M/A-COM's RoHS compliant parts is available on the Web at http://www.macom.com/rohs. Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting-edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com. · M/A-COM and Tyco are trademarks. · Other products, logos and Company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. ### For sales information, please contact: M/A-COM, Inc. 1011 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA 01853 Americas -- 1-800-366-2266 Europe/Middle East/Africa -- +44 1908-574-200 Asia/Pacific -- 81-44-844-8296