BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the expansion of its broad product portfolio to include new 3G/4G antenna control solutions. The high-performance antenna control solutions are optimized to solve the complex RF requirements of 3G/4G smartphones related to high band count and signal integrity in an extremely compact form factor.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "RFMD's antenna control solutions are securing key design activity at leading smartphone manufacturers by solving the increasingly complex challenges in multimode, multi-band front ends. By optimizing antenna performance across modes and bands, RFMD's antenna control solutions improve call quality, extend battery life and enhance the smartphone consumer experience. We expect RFMD's 3G/4G antenna control solutions will begin to achieve broad customer adoption this calendar year."
RFMD's new antenna control solutions expand the Company's switch and signal conditioning product portfolio, which also includes antenna switch modules, switch filter modules, switch duplexer modules, RF power management components, and low noise amplifiers. The product portfolio has grown rapidly since its launch, with more than $25 million in sales in the December 2011 quarter.
RFMD offers the industry's most innovative portfolio of radio frequency components, including converged and discrete power amplifiers, discrete switches, antenna switch modules, switch filter modules, and antenna control solutions, as well as front ends for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and GPS applications. RFMD also offers an expanding portfolio of wireless infrastructure products, including high efficiency broadband GaN power amplifiers for 3G and 4G base stations.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. 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 www.rfmd.com.
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beam epitaxy, assembly and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to complete acquisitions and integrate acquired companies, including the risk that we may not realize expected synergies from our business combinations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in production yields, raw material costs and availability, our ability to reduce costs and improve margins in response to declining average selling prices, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on gallium arsenide (GaAs) for the majority of our products, dependence on third parties, and substantial reliance on international sales and operations. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in RF Micro Devices'
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