TriQuint Introduces Industry’s Most Integrated Small Cell Power Amplifier: Reduces Board Space 50%

  TriQuint Introduces Industry’s Most Integrated Small Cell Power Amplifier:
  Reduces Board Space 50%

European Microwave Week

Business Wire

HILLSBORO, Ore. & RICHARDSON, Texas -- September 26, 2013

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier
and technology innovator, today introduced its first integrated power
amplifier solution for ‘small cell’ and active antenna base stations that
dramatically reduces board space while delivering high efficiency. Small cell
solutions are key components in 3G/4G mobile networks including LTE.

TriQuint’s integrated small cell power amplifier, the TGA2450-SM, is the first
in a family serving all key mobile infrastructure frequency bands. The new
power amplifier and other integrated solutions for base station, networks and
defense applications will be displayed during the European Microwave Week
exhibition, October 8-10, 2013 (Nuremberg, Germany).

As the name implies, ‘small cell’ radio systems have deliberately-defined
coverage areas that can improve connectivity where it is most needed. The
radio transceivers in these systems are smaller by design to support indoor or
outdoor deployment as required. By significantly reducing board space, network
infrastructure OEMs can reduce the size of radio systems and their bills of
materials.

“The market trend is towards more densely-packed, smaller radio links—small
cells. TriQuint’s highly-integrated solution offers the flexibility to support
our customers’ emerging designs. Our product family uses only half the space
of traditional discrete parts,” says Infrastructure and Defense Products Vice
President and General Manager, James L. Klein.

Noted infrastructure researcher Earl J. Lum reports that small cell and active
antenna solutions will be a growing part of infrastructure and future
heterogeneous networks supporting faster 3G/4G data rates.

“Highly integrated power amplifier solutions such as the TGA2450-SM and
filtering technology offered by TriQuint support additional network capacity,
higher efficiency systems and reduced system BOMs. The overall LTE outdoor
microcell market is expected to begin high volume shipments in 2014 and reach
USD $1.8 billion by 2017,” said Earl J. Lum, President of EJL Wireless
Research.

New Base Station Product Details:

                          Average   PAR /
              Frequency             P3dB           Vcc               Package
Description             Output          Gain  /    Linearity           Part
              Range                 (dBm)   (dB)   PAE   (dBc)       Style     Number
              (GHz)       Power     / (W)
                          (W)
PA Module                                          18
with         2.11-2.17  2.5      7.5-8  35    & 5  -55 ACLR   SMP      TGA2450-SM
Integrated                          / 18           /
Doherty                                            35%

Visit TriQuint during European Microwave Week in Stand 130/141, October 8-10
in the Nuremberg Convention Center. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting.
Samples and evaluation fixtures of the new power amplifier are available.
Register to receive product updates and TriQuint’s newsletter. Visit us online
for complete base station solutions.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains
forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary
statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to
all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words
as ‘leading’, ‘exceptional’, ‘high efficiency’, ‘key role’, ‘leading
supplier’, or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are
forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect 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 other forward-looking
statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, 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 web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that
these and other risks 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.

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Media Contact:
Strategic Marketing Comm. Manager
Mark W. Andrews, +1-407-884-3404
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Infrastructure & Defense Products:
Base Station Marketing Manager
Raj Parmar, +1-972-994-8464
Rajiv.Parmar@triquint.com
 
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