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TriQuint Named 2010 "Best Global Partner" by ZTE for 4th Consecutive Year

Annual Award Recognizes ZTE's Suppliers' Quality, Delivery, Cost and Service Performance

HILLSBORO, Ore. & SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced it has received ZTE Corporation's "Supplier of the Year" award for 2010. ZTE is a leading Chinese manufacturer of wireless communication system equipment and annually recognizes top suppliers who exhibit superior Quality, Delivery, Cost and Service Performance. TriQuint has achieved top supplier recognition for the fourth consecutive year and is ZTE's largest provider of power amplifiers for mobile devices.

Mr. Zeng Zhaoxiang, Vice General Manager of ZTE Kang Xun, said, "TriQuint is the leading GaAs semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the largest strategic partner to ZTE for mobile phone power amplifiers. We've developed a solid partnership throughout the years with close alignment between top management. Again in 2010, TriQuint exhibited good Quality, Delivery, Cost and Service Performance (QDCS) with outstanding technical support and service. ZTE appreciates TriQuint's strong support of many of ZTE's projects."

"TriQuint has experienced tremendous growth over the past three years in part because of strong relationships with key customers such as ZTE. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to deliver innovative radio frequency solutions that lower the cost and improve the performance of our customers' applications. We are honored to accept this award from ZTE and look forward to continuing a mutually prosperous relationship for years to come," said Tim Dunn, Vice President Mobile Devices at TriQuint Semiconductor.

TriQuint supplies a variety of radio frequency solutions to ZTE, including power amplifiers, SAW filters, and multi-function integrated modules for all wireless communication standards, including GSM/GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA and TD-SCDMA.


This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as "superior," "largest," "outstanding," "tremendous," "innovative," or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint's operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint, including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed/implied in forward-looking statements.


Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit

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