RDA Microelectronics Achieves Volume Production of EDGE Transceiver for Samsung Galaxy S(R) III

RDA Microelectronics Achieves Volume Production of EDGE Transceiver for
Samsung Galaxy S(R) III

SHANGHAI, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics (Nasdaq:RDA)
("RDA Microelectronics" or the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company
that designs, develops and markets Radio Frequency (RF) and mixed-signal SoC
semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today
announced volume production of its RDA6220E EDGE transceiver for use in LTE
Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) smartphones sold in South Korea.

RDA's 6220E transceiver is a complete multiband RF front-end module (FEM) for
GSM/GPRS/EDGE digital cellular handsets and wireless data modems. It includes
an integrated power management unit that can be directly connected to the
battery power supply. The receive section interfaces between the RF
band-select SAW filter and the baseband IC. The RDA6220E receiver employs a
digital low-IF architecture and supports both a universal analog baseband
interface and DigRF^SM 1.12 digital interface. The transceiver includes a
digitally-controlled crystal (DCXO) and completely integrates the reference
oscillator and frequency tuning varactors.

Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics, commented, "We are very
pleased to have been selected by Samsung Electronics as a supplier for its
feature-rich Galaxy S3 smartphone. The LTE version of the phone, which
contains RDA's transceiver, has been selling in the Korean domestic market
since 2012. We look forward to further ramping production of our 6220E
transceiver as the Galaxy S3 continues to gain share in the Korean market in
2013."

About RDA Microelectronics

RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops
and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal wireless SoC semiconductors for
cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product
portfolio currently includes power amplifiers, transceivers and front-end
modules, baseband, Bluetooth system-on-chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM combo
chips, FM radio receivers, set-top box tuners, analog mobile television
receivers, CMMB mobile television receivers, walkie-talkie transceivers and
LNB satellite down converters. For additional information, please see the
Company's website at http://www.rdamicro.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains a forward-looking statement regarding future
production of our 6220E transceiver and future sales of the Galaxy S3 in the
Korean market. This statement is made under the "safe harbor" provisions of
the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
Such factors and risks include economic conditions in China and Korea, trends
and competition in the semiconductor and smartphone industries and other
factors and risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

CONTACT: Lily Dong, Chief Financial Officer
         RDA Microelectronics, Inc.
         +86-21-5027-1108
         ir@rdamicro.com
        
         Leanne Sievers, EVP
         Shelton Group Investor Relations
         949-224-3874
         lsievers@sheltongroup.com
 
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