RFMD(R) Advances To Number One In Ranking Of Worldwide RF Suppliers
According to the July 2007 report, entitled, "Market Share: Select Semiconductors for Mobile and Cordless Phones, Worldwide, 2006," Gartner also concluded that RFMD increased its 2006 market share as the number-one worldwide supplier of power amplifier and front end modules, based on revenue. RFMD was also ranked sixth largest supplier of select mobile and cordless semiconductor baseband and RF devices, and, for the first time, RFMD was listed on Gartner's ranking of the top ten companies shipping transceivers, worldwide.
Eric Creviston, RFMD Corporate Vice President of Cellular Products, said, "We believe Gartner's independent, third-party research highlights the success of our focus on the RF semiconductor market and our number-one market share in the industry's highest growth, next-generation wireless standards. We anticipate strong sequential revenue growth in next-generation cellular air standards, such as WCDMA/ 3G multimode, as well as continued overall strength across our cellular front end portfolio. We are pleased to enter Gartner's top-ten ranking of transceiver suppliers, and we expect our recently launched POLARIS 3 RF solution will extend our number-one position in RF semiconductors as it ramps this quarter and grows throughout calendar 2008. Additionally, RFMD is the world's leading supplier of wireless local area network (WLAN) front ends for handsets, and we expect our WLAN front end portfolio will contribute increasingly to revenue as WLAN adoption continues to grow.
"Overall, we believe our investments in manufacturing scale, systems-level design expertise, process development and new enabling technologies, such as MEMS, integrated RF shielding and wafer level packaging, are distancing RFMD from other market participants and extending our opportunities for incremental growth in multiple, high-growth markets."
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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