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RF Micro Devices(R) Appoints Industry Leader James A. Clifford as Vice President, Foundry Services

RF Micro Devices(R) Appoints Industry Leader James A. Clifford as Vice
President, Foundry Services

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 2, 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 the appointment of
James A. Clifford as Vice President, Foundry Services, effective April 1,
2013.

Mr. Clifford is a recognized industry leader with wide-ranging experience in
technology, procurement, supply chain, operations, quality, and program
management. From 1994 until 2012, Mr. Clifford served at QUALCOMM Corporation,
most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager Operations. Prior
to QUALCOMM, Mr. Clifford spent 21 years at Unisys Corporation, in multiple
positions of increasing responsibility covering manufacturing, engineering and
procurement.

In his newly created position at RFMD, Mr. Clifford will report to James D.
Stilson, Corporate Vice President of Operations, with responsibility for
RFMD's relationships with external foundry partners. Mr. Clifford will be
based in RFMD's headquarters, located in Greensboro, NC.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, "We are very pleased to
welcome Jim to RFMD as vice president, Foundry Services. Jim is extremely well
respected throughout the technology industry, and we are delighted he is
joining our team. Given Jim's broad knowledge of all areas of the
semiconductor industry, we expect him to contribute immediately to our ability
to deliver the industry's highest performance and most innovative technologies
and RF solutions."

Mr. Clifford holds a BS in Physics from San Diego State University.

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.

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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
        
         Dean Priddy
         CFO
         336-678-7975
        
         AT THE FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD
         Joe Calabrese
         Vice President
         212-827-3772

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