TriQuint Expands Support of Optical Markets with New Transimpedance Amplifier Family

  TriQuint Expands Support of Optical Markets with New Transimpedance
  Amplifier Family

      Meet TriQuint at OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA, March 19-21, Booth 2127

OFC/NFOEC 2013

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ANAHEIM, Calif. & RICHARDSON, Texas -- March 18, 2013

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF products
manufacturer and foundry services provider, has expanded its optical
infrastructure portfolio with five new transimpedance amplifiers (TIA),
enabling the company to now serve both transmit and receive portions of high
performance optical networks. The new product family complements TriQuint’s
industry-leading modulator driver portfolio for 10, 40, 100 Gb/s and
next-generation 200G/400G systems.

TriQuint’s new TIAs offer performance benefits tailored to key design
requirements that support 40G, 100G and emerging optical systems. TriQuint’s
new products are part of a recent technology acquisition from Micram
Microelectronic GmbH.

“This new amplifier family perfectly complements our optical modulator
drivers. We’re sampling next-generation products and receiving positive
feedback from numerous customers,” said James L. Klein, TriQuint Vice
President and General Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products. “Our
new TIA family serves today’s fastest networks as well as the higher
modulation needs of future optical broadband systems.”

The continual worldwide growth in smartphone and tablet data traffic as well
as other broadband mobile devices is driving global network capacity
expansion. Optical networks remain the most economical means for
long-distance, high-speed data transfers across wired and mobile device
networks. Infonetics Research commented recently that the global optical
market is expected to grow in 2013, with expansion primarily in North America,
China, Europe and the Middle East.

“Our conversations with equipment providers continue to trend positive,
particularly in North America where 100G spending is about to ramp…Meanwhile,
there are positive rumbles in the EMEA region; preliminary results show that
2013 will be a huge year for 100G in China; China is about half of the global
40G WDM market,” said Infonetics Principal Optical Analyst, Andrew Schmitt, in
a February 2013 report.

TriQuint’s first TIA release includes five new silicon germanium (SiGe)
amplifiers for use in optical networks ranging from very-short-reach to metro-
and long-haul. The products are announced in conjunction with the OFC/NFOEC
conference and exposition in Anaheim, CA (March 19-21) and complement
TriQuint’s wide selection of surface-mount optical modulator drivers. See our
optical experts in Booth 2127, or contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting.

TriQuint’s new TIAs, the TGA4864, TGA4861, TGA4866, TIA56 and TIA56A, offer a
broad array of on-chip benefits; samples are available; contact product
marketing for details. Visit the TriQuint Sales webpage for local assistance.
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Technical Details:

                  Dual differential 100 Gb/s SiGe TIA in die form with manual
                  or automatic gain control for metro- or long-haul coherent
TGA4864      PM-QPSK networks. Less than 1% THD at 350mVpp output,
                  tunable frequency response from 24-32 GHz, 26dB dynamic
                  range, single +3.3V supply, peak level detection, output
                  shutdown function, OIF intradyne receiver MSA compliant.
                  
                  Dual differential 40 Gb/s SiGe TIA in die form with manual
                  or automatic gain control for metro- or long-haul coherent
                  DP-QPSK networks. Less than 1% total harmonic distortion
TGA4861           (THD) at 350mVpp output, tunable frequency response of
                  8.5-13.5 GHz, 26dB dynamic range, single +3.3V supply, peak
                  level detection, optional input strength indicator, output
                  shutdown function, OIF intradyne receiver MSA compliant.
                  
                  Single-ended input, differential output 40 Gb/s SiGe
                  limiting TIA in die form for very-short-reach networks using
                  SONET OC-768, SDH STM-256 or 44.6 Gb/s Ethernet
TGA4866           (IEEE-802.3b). Input noise density is 15pA/√Hz and
                  differential transimpedance gain of 2.8Kohm, optical
                  overload resistance up to +6dBm, tunable frequency response
                  from 34-38 GHz, automatic or manual threshold adjustment,
                  single +3.3V supply.
                  
                  40 Gb/s SiGe TIA in die form for metro or long-haul DPSK
                  networks. Allows differential or single-ended input or
TIA56             output up to 800mVpp, frequency response tunable from 20 to
                  35 GHz, 30pA/√Hz noise density, 4.5Kohm differential
                  transimpedance, DC and AC coupled, output eye adjustment
                  pin, single -5.2V supply.
                  
                  40 Gb/s SiGe TIA in die form for metro or long-haul DPSK
                  networks. Allows differential or single-ended input or
                  output, 600mVpp differential and 300mVpp single-ended
TIA56A            output, frequency response tunable from 20-35 GHz, 30pA/√Hz
                  noise density, 4.5Kohm differential transimpedance, DC and
                  AC coupled, output eye adjustment pin, peak level detection,
                  single -5.2V supply.
                  

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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
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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 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.

*Based on internal company estimates

Contact:

Media Contact:
Mark W. Andrews
TriQuint Strategic Marketing Manager
Office: +1 407 884 3404
Mobile: +1 407 353 8727
E-mail: mark.andrews@tqs.com
or
Infrastructure & Defense Products:
Douglas H. Reep, PhD, Research, Development
and Strategy Sr. Director
Tel: +1 972 994 8323
E-mail: douglas.reep@tqs.com
 
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