Murata Selects ANADIGICS 802.11ac FEIC for WiFi Module

            Murata Selects ANADIGICS 802.11ac FEIC for WiFi Module

ANADIGICS' High-Performance 5 GHz WiFi Front-End Integrated Circuit Helps
Deliver Longer Battery-Life, Greater Range and Higher Data Throughput for
Mobile 802.11ac Applications

PR Newswire

WARREN, N.J., April 10, 2013

WARREN, N.J., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a
world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that its
AWL9581 front-end integrated circuit (FEIC) is used in Murata's latest WiFi
module, which is now in mass production in support of high-volume smartphones
equipped with 802.11ac WiFi technology. Murata's new WiFi module is optimized
for mobile applications by providing complete high-performance WiFi
connectivity in an incredibly compact package.

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To meet the increasing demand for high-performance WiFi functionality, the
wireless mobile device industry is rapidly transitioning to the new IEEE
802.11ac standard.According to Strategy Analytics, 802.11ac will lead WiFi
handset sales by 2016.In support of these trends, ANADIGICS' AWL9581 delivers
exceptional performance and integration to enable 802.11ac mobile devices with
longer battery-life, greater range, and higher data throughput, while
minimizing space requirements.

"ANADIGICS is extremely pleased to be supporting Murata in high-volume
production with our most sophisticated 5 GHz front-end IC," said Dave Cresci,
vice president of WiFi Products at ANADIGICS. "The AWL9581 combines a power
amplifier, low noise amplifier, and RF switch in a compact, low-profile
package. It is a perfect fit for applications that demand highly-integrated,
high-performance front-end functionality that is easy to use. With outstanding
linearity and noise figure performance, our new 802.11ac FEICs enable maximum
throughput and range in mobile devices for an enhanced user experience."

ANADIGICS' WiFi FEICs provide an industry-leading combination of integration,
efficiency, and linearity to accelerate time to market, increase battery life,
and maximize throughput for mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets,
netbooks, notebooks, and gaming systems. These FEICs use the Company's
exclusive InGaP-Plus™ technology and patented design architectures to combine
a power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA), and RF switch on a single
die. This level of integration reduces valuable PCB space requirements and
simplifies RF front-end design. ANADIGICS' WiFi FEICs also deliver exceptional
error vector magnitude (EVM) and noise figure performance, which enables
ultra-high data throughput and connectivity over greater range.

ANADIGICS AWL9581 FEIC Key Facts and Highlights:

  oIndustry-leading integration of the 5 GHz PA, LNA, and Tx/Rx switch to
    simplify RF design and reduce time-to-market
  oCompact 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm x 0.4 mm QFN package with a high-accuracy,
    integrated power detector, and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms to
    reduce PCB space requirements
  oBest-in-class power efficiency to maximize battery-life in mobile devices
  oUltra-low EVM in the toughest 802.11ac modulation formats, enabling
    extremely high transmission data rates

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ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) designs and manufactures innovative radio
frequency solutions for the growing cellular, WiFi, and infrastructure
markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with
exceptional performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive
advantage to OEMs and ODMs for mobile device, base station, CATV
infrastructure, CATV subscriber, and industrial applications. The Company's
award-winning solutions include power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end
modules, line amplifiers, active splitters, tuners, and other RF components.
For more information, visit

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and
devices. The complete range of this Technology house includes ceramic
capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators,
buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets the
majority of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the
world leader in Bluetooth^® & Wi-Fi Modules, the world's no.1 manufacturer of
board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom
AC-DC power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset
antenna families and piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems.
Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan. For more information on
Murata, please visit:


Contact: Media Relations, Brian Ribeiro, mspire group, +1 908 369 9300,, or Investor Relations, Kristina Panek, ANADIGICS,
Inc., +1 908 668 5000 ext. 5330,
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