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RFMD Introduces 500 Watt GaN L-Band Amplifier



RFMD Introduces 500 Watt GaN L-Band Amplifier

RFHA1027 Supports Radar Architectures Requiring Ruggedness and Reliability

SEATTLE, June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency solutions, today introduced the RFHA1027, a
gallium nitride (GaN) matched power transistor (MPT) that will deliver
industry-leading pulse power performance of 500W in a compact flanged package
at L-Band.

RFMD's new amplifier is optimized for pulsed power applications requiring
efficiency and compact size. It operates from 1.2 GHz to 1.4 GHz and provides
500W of pulsed RF power from a 50 Volt supply. It also offers high gain of
16.5 dB and high efficiency of 55 percent. The RFHA1027 is housed in a small
form factor package of 24mm by 17.4 mm, and is input and output matched to 50
ohms, efficiently minimizing external components. In addition, the package
leverages RFMD's advanced heat-sink and power-dissipation technologies to
deliver excellent thermal stability and conductivity.

The RFHA1027 targets new and existing radar architectures requiring ruggedness
and reliability. The introduction of RFHA1027 follows the previous release of
RFHA1020 (280W L-Band) and RF3928 (280W S-Band). 

"RFMD is pleased to introduce this new device with industry-leading power
performance in support of diverse-end markets," said Jeff Shealy, vice
president and general manager of RFMD's Power Broadband business unit. "RFMD's
GaN product portfolio clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to
technology and product leadership, and we look forward to introducing
additional GaN devices that feature superior power density, high efficiency,
rugged dependability, and 'green' power consumption advantages."

Availability

RFMD is showcasing a broad portfolio of industry-leading RF components at the
International Microwave Symposium 2013 in Seattle, Washington, June 4-5, at
Stand 730. Samples and production quantities are available now through RFMD's
online store or through local RFMD sales channels. Data sheets can be obtained
via RFMD's website at www.rfmd.com or by contacting RFMD at 336-664-1233.

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.

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: Lesli Benefield
         MWW for RFMD
         214-414-3324
         lbenefield@mww.com
        
         At RFMD(R)
         Alan Hallberg
         Chief Marketing Officer
         408-493-4305
         Alan.Hallberg@rfmd.com

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