TriQuint’s New High-Efficiency MMPAs Extend Connectivity Time for Next-Gen Global 3G / 4G Smartphones

  TriQuint’s New High-Efficiency MMPAs Extend Connectivity Time for Next-Gen
  Global 3G / 4G Smartphones

The highly integrated modules simplify complex RF design for multi-band mobile
            devices while delivering more operating time for users

Mobile World Congress 2013 Booth 6E-84

Business Wire

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- February 19, 2013

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier
and technology innovator, today announced two new high-performance 
Multi-band, Multi-mode Power Amplifiers (MMPAs) that extend browsing time
while simplifying complex RF design for today’s increasingly sophisticated
wireless devices. The highly integrated MMPAs support more frequency bands in
20% less board space than discrete architectures, and have already captured
design wins in leading next-generation 3G / 4G smartphones.

“Customers have told us they will be migrating to our new MMPAs because these
modules deliver longer battery life and extended operating time,” explained
Shane Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing for Mobile Devices. “The
versatile design of TriQuint’s new MMPAs also allows manufacturers to use a
common platform to release new products at a faster pace, while controlling
design and manufacturing costs.”

Product Details

Aligned with a leading chipset supplier’s reference design, the TRIUMF™
TQM7M9050 supports five of the world’s most popular 3G / 4G bands in addition
to quad-band GSM/EDGE. The high-efficiency 3G / 4G power amplifier (PA)
outperforms its closest competitors, achieving nearly 46%* PAE. Its new
cousin, the TRIUMF TQP9058, is almost identical, except that it features a
different approach to controlling output power for the 2G PA that is
compatible with reference designs from several other major chipset
manufacturers. “We’ve expanded our product portfolio to align with multiple
chipset vendors. In doing so, we’ve broadened our ability to serve several key
customers,” said Smith.

Both MMPAs feature a two-gain-state WCDMA PA with low and high power modes to
maximize talk time over the entire range of operating conditions. Each is
fully matched with a coupler and band distribution switches, ideal for today’s
small data-enabled phones. At 5x7mm, the highly integrated modules provide an
ultra-small form factor to shrink overall product footprints while reducing
external component count, minimizing assembly costs, speeding time to market
and enabling industry-leading performance.

TriQuint’s new modules build on the company’s existing MMPA products, which
are found in some of the world’s most sought-after smartphones. The TQM7M9023 
also  is included on a leading chipset supplier’s reference design. Another
TriQuint MMPA, the TQM7M9053, offers higher efficiency at a lower cost. The
company nearly tripled its MMPA shipments during the past year.

The TRIUMF™ MMPA TQM7M9050 and TQP9058 are currently sampling into many new
wireless devices. 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
MMPA solutions, or watch a new video  about simplifying RF design with MMPAs. 
To locate one of TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or field sales
representatives, please visit www.triquint.com/sales.

*Based on internal company estimates.

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
all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words
as “leading,” “high 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™

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Contact:

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