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RF Micro Devices(R) Updates Investors At Barclays Capital Wireless and Wireline Conference

RF Micro Devices(R) Updates Investors At Barclays Capital Wireless and Wireline ConferenceGREENSBORO, N.C., May 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today provided updated financial information for its fiscal 2010 first quarter, ending June 27, 2009, during a webcast investor presentation at the Barclays Capital Wireless And Wireline Conference in New York, NY.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said during the conference that demand for RFMD's products in the June 2009 quarter is better than expected, and the Company's factory utilization rate in the June quarter is currently above 75%, versus approximately 25% in the March 2009 quarter. Bruggeworth also commented that RFMD's new, higher-margin products are representing an increasing percentage of total revenue. As a result, RFMD's gross margin is trending above plan.

Bruggeworth also said RFMD's expenses are on plan, and the Company is executing on its free cash flow projections of approximately $80 million -- $120 million in RFMD's fiscal 2010.

RFMD's capital expenditures were approximately $4 million in the March 2009 quarter, and the Company expects capital expenditures to be approximately $3 to $5 million in the June 2009 quarter. RFMD currently expects to decrease its net debt during the June 2009 quarter.

An audio replay of the presentation will be available via the RFMD® Investor Relations web page at the following URL:

About RFMD

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband 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- 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

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CONTACT: RF Micro Devices, Inc.
Doug DeLieto, VP, Investor Relations