Microwave Journal

RFMD to Showcase Its Industry-Leading Product Portfolio of Front-End Solutions at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona

February 12, 2007
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - February 9, 2007 - 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 it has extended its leadership in front-end solutions with the availability of multiple new cellular power amplifiers, transmit modules and front-end modules targeting all tiers of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G multimode handsets. The products, which are tiered by market segment, include dual-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier modules and transmit modules, quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier modules and transmit modules, quad-band EDGE polar modulator power amplifier modules and quad-band linear EDGE transmit modules. The breadth of RFMD's product portfolio provides the customer the option to choose the product that best fits their requirements, whether it is lowest bill of materials, improved total radiated power (TRP) performance or the highest levels of integration. The Company will also unveil new innovative front-end solutions for 3G multimode handsets. The new solutions will include a UMTS transmit solution that integrates two power amplifiers and a DC to DC converter to support multi-region (broadband) 3G mobile communication devices. This UMTS solution provides the highest efficiency and the greatest flexibility for 3G platforms supporting multiple regions. The new solutions also include three highly integrated (narrowband) front-end modules, which support regions one, two and five, respectively. Each of these region-specific UMTS front-end modules incorporates the power amplifier, transmit SAW filter and duplexer, which reduces the number of i/o interfaces, and therefore the integration complexity, faced by 3G multimode handset designers. Whether focused on size, cost or performance, RFMD's new UMTS solutions provide customers the options they need to achieve fast time to market with world class products. RFMD is the world's leading supplier of cellular power amplifiers and transmit modules, with a broad product portfolio addressing all major air interface standards and manufacturing scale enabling cost advantage across all market segments. RFMD will showcase its industry-leading product portfolio of front-end solutions at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 12-15, 2007, in Hall 8, Stand 8B79.