TriQuint Enables Gigabit Wi-Fi and 4G Coexistence For Next-Generation Smartphones and Tablets

  TriQuint Enables Gigabit Wi-Fi and 4G Coexistence For Next-Generation
  Smartphones and Tablets

 Introduces 802.11ac and WLAN / LTE solutions for a superior user experience

Mobile World Congress 2013 Booth 6E-84

Business Wire

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- February 17, 2013

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier
and technology innovator, is enabling next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a
superior wireless user experience with the introduction of three new
high-performance WLAN front-end modules and two advanced Wi-Fi / 4G
coexistence filters.

The company has captured smartphone design wins with its two 5 GHz 802.11ac
Wi-Fi RF modules, as well as its new 2.4 GHz product. Thanks to advances in
output power technology, all three TriConnect™ Wi-Fi modules provide extended
operating ranges when compared with earlier products. For Wi-Fi users, that
means the freedom of wireless connectivity across longer distances.

Rounding out the company’s expanding WLAN product line are two new specialty
4G / Wi-Fi coexistence filters. These high-performance filters serve as
electronic traffic guards to keep signals in the crowded 2.4GHz spectrum
isolated from one another. They leverage TriQuint’s advanced bulk acoustic
wave (BAW) technology to address some of the industry’s toughest filtering
challenges.

“TriQuint is the only RF supplier that is currently delivering all three WLAN
device components — the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz front-end modules as well as
multiple variants of coexistence filters — to provide a superior consumer
experience,” explained Shane Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing for
Mobile Devices at TriQuint. “We’re enabling 802.11ac gigabit speeds and
solving Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence problems simultaneously, for smartphones,
tablets and other wireless devices.”

Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Evolves to the Next Level

As demand for Wi-Fi increases, consumers have developed an ever-growing
appetite for faster mobile data rates to support video streaming and other
multimedia applications. With data rates up to 1.3 gigabits per second, the
new IEEE 802.11ac standard will enable transfer rates three to four times
faster than current-generation 802.11n Wi-Fi.

“TriQuint introduced the industry’s first 802.11ac-ready module for mobile
devices last year,” Smith said. The award-winning dual-band product has been
selected by a major manufacturer for its next-generation smartphone and is
included on a reference design by a leading chipset supplier. Smith added,
“Our 802.11ac technology expertise also expands our future market opportunity
for infotainment applications such as in-home video distribution.”

In addition to power amplifier modules that enable faster speeds, demand is
surging for high-performance Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence filters. Today’s high-end
smartphones contain a growing number of cellular and Wi-Fi bands to support 2G
/ 3G / 4G voice and data services, as well as global roaming. At the same
time, the global spectrum crunch is leading governments around the world to
squeeze new 4G bands next to pre-existing Wi-Fi spectrum, often with minimal
guard bands. Advanced filter technology is needed to mitigate the resulting
interference issues.

Product Details
                                                         
Part #       Description                     Size (mm)      Bands
                5 GHz WLAN PA + Low Noise
TQP887051    Amplifier with bypass mode +    2.5x2.5x0.4    802.11 a,
                SP2T Switch MMIC +                                   n, ac
                directional detector
TQP887052    5 GHz WLAN PA + SP2T Switch     2.5x2.5x0.4    802.11 a,
                MMIC                                                 n, ac
                2.4 GHz WLAN PA + Low Noise
                Amplifier with bypass mode +                         802.11 b,
TQF9046      SP3T Switch MMIC for            2.5x2.5x0.4    g, n
                Bluetooth® Path +
                directional detector
                LTE / Wi-Fi Coexistence                              2.4 GHz
885032       Filter with Bands 7/41          1.4x1.2x0.5    WLAN
                rejection, low loss
                LTE / Wi-Fi Coexistence                              2.4 GHz
885033       Filter with Bands 38/40         1.4x1.2x0.5    WLAN
                rejection, low loss
                                                           

All products are sampling now, and scheduled for production in the second
quarter. Visit TriQuint in Booth 6E-84 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona on Feb. 25-28 for more information about the company’s Wi-Fi
connectivity products. To locate one of TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or
field sales representatives, please visit www.triquint.com/sales.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains
forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary
statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to
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as ‘leading’, ‘unmatched’, ‘smallest’, ‘high performance’, ‘superior
performance’, ‘best in class’, or similar terms are considered to contain
uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect
TriQuint’s operating results and could cause its actual future results to
differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any
other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including,
but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility
of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the
ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand,
the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce
products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the
other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be
found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should
understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ
materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking
statements.

FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global
provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top
communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations
around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products
help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices
and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications.
With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership,
and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and
custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface
acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has
ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa
Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information,
visit www.triquint.com.

TriQuint: Reach Further, Reach Faster™

Contact:

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Brandi Frye, +1-503-615-9488
Sr. Director, Marketing Comms
brandi.frye@tqs.com
 
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