RF Micro Devices Holds 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Shareholders approved the two proposals presented in the proxy statement, which consisted of the election of nine directors for one-year terms and the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as RFMD's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 29, 2008.
During the meeting, Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, described for the audience how RFMD is winning in the highest growth segments of wireless markets. Bruggeworth indicated that RFMD is ranked number-one in power amplifier modules, transmit modules, open-market EDGE RF solutions, 3G front ends and WLAN front ends in handsets. He said the Company is leveraging its leadership in these key product areas to expand its dollar content and increase its market share across leading customers in cellular handsets and in other markets.
Specifically, Bruggeworth highlighted incremental revenue growth opportunities presented by the ramp of POLARIS 3, which is expected to commence volume shipments in the September 2007 quarter and is expected to grow sequentially throughout calendar year 2008. Bruggeworth indicated the first shipments of POLARIS 3 represent the beginning of a new product cycle that is forecasted to extend multiple years and support meaningful revenue and earnings growth for RFMD.
RFMD was recently recognized as the world's number-one supplier of cellular RF. The Company expects the ramp of POLARIS 3 will increase its RF content in the world's cellular handsets.
About RFMD: RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications. RFMD's power amplifiers, transmit modules, cellular transceivers and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in current- and next-generation mobile handsets, cellular base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and global positioning systems (GPS). Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier enabling the world's leading mobile device manufacturers to deliver advanced wireless capabilities that satisfy current and future market demands.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001- 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.
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