RFMD Expands Product Portfolio for the Growing Automotive Wi-Fi Market

RFMD Expands Product Portfolio for the Growing Automotive Wi-Fi Market

Adds Two New Wi-Fi Front End Modules to Its Family of ISO/TS 16949-Certified
Products

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a
global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio
frequency solutions, today expanded its broad portfolio of Wi-Fi products to
include two new front end modules (FEMs) for automotive Wi-Fi applications.
RFMD's new RFFM8500Q is a compact, high linearity FEM supporting 5 GHz Wi-Fi
and featuring a power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and single
pole double throw (SPDT) switch. RFMD also unveiled its 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi high
linearity FEM, the RFFM8200Q, which includes a PA, LNA and single pole triple
throw (SP3T) switch. Both products are ISO/TS 16949 certified, offer best in
class performance, and are tested in accordance with the AECQ-100 automotive
specification.

According to ABI Research, shipments of connected automotive infotainment
systems will grow from 9 million in 2013 to more than 62 million in 2018 with
connected navigation, multimedia streaming, social media, and in-car Wi-Fi
hotspots as key features. Several car makers have already announced their
commitment to in-car Wi-Fi, including General Motors, Audi and Mercedes Benz.
GM announced that it will add 4G/LTE connectivity and in-car Wi-Fi hotspots to
several of its 2015 GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac model cars, trucks and
crossovers available in the U.S. and Canada later this year. Audi has a goal
of one million connected Audi vehicles on the road worldwide by 2015 through
its Audi connect® service, which supports up to eight in-car Wi-Fi-enabled
devices simultaneously.

"RFMD's expanding ISO/TS 16949-compliant Wi-Fi product portfolio highlights
our commitment to excellence in product design and manufacturing processes for
the fast-growing automotive Wi-Fi market," said Rohan Houlden, general manager
of RFMD's Wireless Connectivity Business Unit. "We expect to significantly
expand our presence in the automotive industry and are eager to support the
leading chipset providers as they gear up for the rollout of new cars, trucks
and SUVs that offer in-car Wi-Fi later this year."

The RFFM8500Q and the RFFM8200Q FEMs are the newest addition to RFMD's growing
family of ISO/TS 16949-certified products for automotive Wi-Fi, and will be
available for volume production this quarter. ISO/TS 16949 certification is
the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry, and
incorporates ISO technical specifications that are more stringent than ISO
9001 quality management system requirements. RFMD achieved ISO/TS 16949
certification in 2012 and provides complete production part approval process
(PPAP) packages for its automotive Wi-Fi products.

RFMD offers a complete portfolio of Wi-Fi FEMS (PA, LNA, switch, harmonic
filtering) and discrete devices such as auto switches and switch LNA modules
to support the latest 802.11ac reference designs from the world's leading
automotive Wi-Fi chipset makers. The Company is also evaluating its automotive
Wi-Fi products for the emerging 802.11p standard for adding wireless access in
vehicular environments (WAVE).

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 atrfmd.com.

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         Director of Corporate Communications
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         brent.dietz@rfmd.com

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