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RFMD Expands Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio with New InGaP HBT Power Amplifiers

RFMD Expands Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio with New InGaP HBT Power AmplifiersGREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2008--RF Micro Devices, (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions, today announced the expansion of its wireless infrastructure product portfolio with the introduction of the SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z power amplifiers. The SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z are one-watt and two-watt, respectively, Indium Gallium Phosphide (InGaP) power amplifiers that address base station applications across all cellular standards and frequencies.

The SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z Class A InGaP power amplifiers exhibit industry-leading backed-off linearity performance, which is particularly critical to WCDMA high power amplifier (HPA) applications. Housed in RFMD's proprietary SOF-26 package, the SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z lead their product class with lower thermal resistance (Rth) and lower power dissipation while providing RoHS and WEEE compliance. The SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z feature on-chip active bias circuitry and bias control pins, in addition to an input power detector and rugged class 1C ESD rating (greater than 1KV HBM).

The SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z are priced at $5.78 and $7.38, respectively, in quantities of 1,000 units with immediate sample availability.

About RFMD: RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions. RFMD's cellular front ends, cellular transceivers, RF components and system- on-chip (SoC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, cellular base station, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV networking, aerospace, defense, and global positioning systems (GPS) markets. Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device and RF equipment manufacturers.

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 website at

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VP, Investor Relations
Jerry Neal, 336-678-7001
Executive Vice President

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