RF Micro Devices® Selected By Leading Smartphone Manufacturer To Support Fourth-Generation Flagship Smartphone
Expanding 3G/4G Content to Include Multimode Multi-Band Power Amplifiers (PAs), Single-Band PAs, and Antenna Control Solutions
Greensboro, NC (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today announced it has been selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone platform. The highly anticipated smartphones will feature RFMD's recently announced RF7388 multimode multi-band (MMMB) 3G/4G PA, multiple variants of RFMD's RF73xx family of ultra-high efficiency LTE PAs, and RFMD's industry-leading antenna control solutions.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group, said, "RFMD is rapidly increasing our exposure to the world's leading smartphone manufacturers and extending our position in the high-growth LTE category. We expect to grow our content in the world's leading LTE devices as major new programs are introduced and ramp throughout calendar 2013."
RFMD's highly integrated RF7388 PA covers bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 33, 35, 37, and 39, and delivers best-in-class efficiency in a multimode multi-band package. It is mated with RFMD's RF7307, RF7320, and RF7321 ultra-high efficiency satellite single-band 4G LTE PAs to provide additional coverage for LTE bands 7, 20, and 11/21, respectively.
In addition to the RF7388, RF7307, RF7320, and RF7321, RFMD will supply its RF1119 antenna control solution to optimize and miniaturize the antenna function across this global smartphone platform. The RF1119 is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and is designed to deliver optimal RF performance in high data-rate, high band-count multimode applications. RFMD's industry-leading antenna control solutions enable thinner handsets and help extend network coverage by reducing dropped calls and increasing data throughput rates.
RFMD's RF7388 MMMB PA is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and supports advanced power management functionality, enabling improved system-level efficiency in high data rate applications. RFMD's broad range of 3G/4G LTE solutions are available in single-mode, multimode, and converged architectures and cover all 3G, 4G LTE, and TD-LTE bands.
RFMD supports this top customer across all product tiers with a broad range of high-performance products, including PowerSmart® power platforms, ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, and multiple switch-based components.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), 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-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-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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