TriQuint Reports Inducement Equity Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635

  TriQuint Reports Inducement Equity Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635

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HILLSBORO, Ore. -- March 7, 2013

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier
and technology innovator, announced today that the Compensation Committee of
its Board of Directors approved a stock option award for an aggregate of
150,000 shares of TriQuint's common stock under the Company's 2008 Inducement
Award Program to one new employee. The stock option grant was effective March
7, 2013. The options will vest 25 percent on March 7, 2014 with the remaining
75 percent vesting quarterly over the next three years, and have an exercise
price of $4.58, which was the closing price of TriQuint's common stock on
March 7, 2013. The option grant expires on March 7, 2023.

TriQuint's Compensation Committee, which is solely comprised of independent
directors, approved the grant of the stock options on February 13, 2013 in
accordance with NASDAQ Listing Standard 5635(c)(4).

Facts About TriQuint

Founded in 1981, 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.

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Contact:

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
VP of Finance & Administration, CFO
Steve Buhaly, +1-503-615-9401
sbuhaly@tqs.com
or
Media:
Director, Marketing Comms
Brandi Frye, +1-503-615-9488
bfrye@tqs.com