RFMD(R) Introduces Power Amplification Solution Based on Broadcom 5G Wifi Technology

RFMD(R) Introduces Power Amplification Solution Based on Broadcom 5G Wifi

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency solutions, today announced it is shipping
production volumes of its power amplification solutions that are compatible
with Broadcom's 5G WiFi chips.

RFMD developed the RFFM82x5 (2.4GHz) and RFFM85x5 (5GHz) FEMs with Broadcom's
5G WiFi chips, which are based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard. The combined
solution delivers faster throughput and expanded range for an enhanced user
experience. RFMD's extensive portfolio of WiFi front end modules supports
Broadcom's BCM4335 5G WiFi reference design for mobile platforms and
Broadcom's BCM4360 5G WiFi reference design for customer premise equipment
(CPE) solutions.

Rahul Patel (Broadcom Vice President, Mobile Wireless Connectivity Combos
Group), said "5G WiFi provides faster, more reliable coverage so that
consumers can watch video and connect multiple devices to the network
simultaneously without issue, all while also preserving battery life. By
partnering with RFMD, Broadcom is continuing to drive the adoption of 5G WiFi
into a broad range of products and leading the industry transition to this
next-generation wireless breakthrough."

Norm Hilgendorf, president of RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group, said, "RFMD
is very pleased to partner with Broadcom to deliver superior performance,
reliability and value to our mutual customers. RFMD is committed to growing
our participation on Broadcom reference designs to help power the world's
leading WiFi enabled data devices."

Key attributes of the RFFM82x5 and RFFM85x5 include:

  *Highly integrated solutions with PA, LNA w/bypass, switch, filtering and
    power detection functions
  *Foremost Linear Power Capability at 1.8 percent EVM and 256QAM modulation
  *5GHz meeting 18dBm over 80MHz bandwidth nominal
  *2.4Ghz meeting 18.5dBm over 40MHz Bandwidth nominal
  *Industry required footprint of 2.5x2.5mm with 0.4mm maximum height
    enabling both SIP and Chip-on-Board designs
  *Optimized ESD capabilities meeting industry mobile 1Kv HBM requirements

About RFMD

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products
enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced
functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local
area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart
Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense
markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor
technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the
world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001-, ISO 14001-, and
ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales
and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at

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