RFMD(R) Surpasses Shipment Milestone With Breakthrough CMOS Power Amplifiers

RFMD(R) Surpasses Shipment Milestone With Breakthrough CMOS Power Amplifiers

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio
frequency solutions, today announced it has shipped more than one million
RF7196D high-power, high-efficiency CMOS power amplifiers (PAs). The ultra-low
cost RF7196D is RFMD's newest and most innovative CMOS PA, delivering a
revolutionary combination of cost, size and performance. It is in mass
production in support of multiple high-volume 2G and 3G handset platforms, and
shipments are expected to increase rapidly, reaching approximately 10 million
units by the end of the September quarter.

RFMD is seeing strong adoption of its CMOS power amplifier technologies in
next-generation handset platforms targeting emerging markets. The Company is
migrating its diverse set of customers of 2G power amplifiers (both GaAs and
CMOS) to its ultra-low cost RF7196D and expects shipments will more than
double in the December quarter and exceed 100 million units worldwide in
calendar 2014.

Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said,
"RFMD's ultra-low cost CMOS PA technology delivers excellent overall
performance at highly competitive costs versus prior generations. We intend to
launch a broad portfolio of innovative new CMOS products in the coming
quarters, and we forecast strong growth in emerging markets across a highly
diversified customer set."

Industry analysts forecast the total addressable market for RF applications in
emerging markets will increase at a compound annual growth rate of
approximately 20% through 2018 as next-generation 3G and 4G air standards are
introduced, as existing subscribers upgrade their devices, and as new
subscribers are added.

About RFMD

RFMD (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 Wi-Fi), 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. RFMD is an ISO
9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information,
please visit RFMD's web site at rfmd.com.

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CONTACT: At RFMD(R)
         Doug DeLieto
         VP, Investor Relations
         336-678-7088
        
         Dean Priddy
         CFO
         336-678-7975
        
         Media Contact
         Brent Dietz
         Director of Corporate Communications
         336-678-7935
         brent.dietz@rfmd.com

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