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RF Micro Devices(R) Selected by Leading Smartphone Manufacturer to Support Fourth-Generation Flagship Smartphone



RF Micro Devices(R) Selected by Leading Smartphone Manufacturer to Support
Fourth-Generation Flagship Smartphone

Expanding 3G/4G Content to Include Multimode Multi-Band Power Amplifiers
(PAs), Single-Band PAs, and Antenna Control Solutions

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 15, 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 has been
selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE
components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone
platform. The highly anticipated smartphones will feature RFMD's recently
announced RF7388 multimode multi-band (MMMB) 3G/4G PA, multiple variants of
RFMD's RF73xx family of ultra-high efficiency LTE PAs, and RFMD's
industry-leading antenna control solutions.

Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group, said, "RFMD is
rapidly increasing our exposure to the world's leading smartphone
manufacturers and extending our position in the high-growth LTE category. We
expect to grow our content in the world's leading LTE devices as major new
programs are introduced and ramp throughout calendar 2013."

RFMD's highly integrated RF7388 PA covers bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10,
15, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 33, 35, 37, and 39, and delivers best-in-class
efficiency in a multimode multi-band package. It is mated with RFMD's RF7307,
RF7320, and RF7321 ultra-high efficiency satellite single-band 4G LTE PAs to
provide additional coverage for LTE bands 7, 20, and 11/21, respectively.

In addition to the RF7388, RF7307, RF7320, and RF7321, RFMD will supply its
RF1119 antenna control solution to optimize and miniaturize the antenna
function across this global smartphone platform. The RF1119 is compatible with
the leading 4G LTE basebands and is designed to deliver optimal RF performance
in high data-rate, high band-count multimode applications. RFMD's
industry-leading antenna control solutions enable thinner handsets and help
extend network coverage by reducing dropped calls and increasing data
throughput rates.

RFMD's RF7388 MMMB PA is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and
supports advanced power management functionality, enabling improved
system-level efficiency in high data rate applications. RFMD's broad range of
3G/4G LTE solutions are available in single-mode, multimode, and converged
architectures and cover all 3G, 4G LTE, and TD-LTE bands.

RFMD supports this top customer across all product tiers with a broad range of
high-performance products, including PowerSmart® power platforms, ultra-high
efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, and multiple switch-based components.

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
providers.

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
www.rfmd.com.

The RF Micro Devices, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6436

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and
are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as
"may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although
some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware
that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's
current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and
performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by
forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these
forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions
to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the
federal securities laws. RF Micro Devices' business is subject to numerous
risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, risks
associated with the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions on
our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, our reliance on
a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, the rate of
growth and development of wireless markets, our ability to bring new products
to market, our reliance on inclusion in third party reference designs for a
portion of our revenue, our ability to manage channel partner and customer
relationships, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication,
molecular beam epitaxy, assembly and test and tape and reel facilities, our
ability to complete acquisitions and integrate acquired companies, including
the risk that we may not realize expected synergies from our business
combinations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop
leaders, variability in production yields, raw material costs and
availability, our ability to reduce costs and improve margins in response to
declining average selling prices, our ability to adjust production capacity in
a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence
on gallium arsenide (GaAs) for the majority of our products, dependence on
third parties, and substantial reliance on international sales and operations.
These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in
RF Micro Devices' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports and
statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause
actual results and developments to be materially different from those
expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.

   RF MICRO DEVICES® and RFMD® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other trade
    names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
                              respective owners.

CONTACT: At RFMD(R)
         Doug DeLieto
         VP, Investor Relations
         336-678-7088

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