RFMD to Showcase Its Industry-Leading Product Portfolio of Front-End Solutions at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona
The products, which are tiered by market segment, include dual-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier modules and transmit modules, quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier modules and transmit modules, quad-band EDGE polar modulator power amplifier modules and quad-band linear EDGE transmit modules. The breadth of RFMD's product portfolio provides the customer the option to choose the product that best fits their requirements, whether it is lowest bill of materials, improved total radiated power (TRP) performance or the highest levels of integration.
The Company will also unveil new innovative front-end solutions for 3G multimode handsets. The new solutions will include a UMTS transmit solution that integrates two power amplifiers and a DC to DC converter to support multi-region (broadband) 3G mobile communication devices. This UMTS solution provides the highest efficiency and the greatest flexibility for 3G platforms supporting multiple regions. The new solutions also include three highly integrated (narrowband) front-end modules, which support regions one, two and five, respectively. Each of these region-specific UMTS front-end modules incorporates the power amplifier, transmit SAW filter and duplexer, which reduces the number of i/o interfaces, and therefore the integration complexity, faced by 3G multimode handset designers. Whether focused on size, cost or performance, RFMD's new UMTS solutions provide customers the options they need to achieve fast time to market with world class products.
RFMD is the world's leading supplier of cellular power amplifiers and transmit modules, with a broad product portfolio addressing all major air interface standards and manufacturing scale enabling cost advantage across all market segments. RFMD will showcase its industry-leading product portfolio of front-end solutions at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, February 12-15, 2007, in Hall 8, Stand 8B79.
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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