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Samsung Selects RFMD® To Power Galaxy Smartphone And Tablet Family

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BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 that Samsung has selected RFMD's PowerSmart™ power platforms and WiFi components to enable a broad portfolio of next-generation 3G/4G devices. The highly anticipated Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 will both feature RFMD's PowerSmart, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also feature RFMD's RF5521 WiFi front end module (FEM). The Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 were unveiled Sunday by Samsung at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, "RFMD is delighted to expand our participation in Samsung's 3G/4G smartphones and tablets, and we're especially pleased to support the highly anticipated Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 with our PowerSmart power platforms and market-leading WiFi components. We believe our PowerSmart power platforms are at the forefront of the technology shift to converged front ends in multi-mode, multiband smartphones, and we anticipate strong growth in PowerSmart shipments this year."

PowerSmart power platforms feature a revolutionary new RF Configurable Power Core™ that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 2G, 3G and 4G, up to LTE 64QAM. In addition to the RF Configurable Power Core, RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms also include all necessary switching and signal conditioning functionality in a compact reference design, providing smartphone manufacturers a single scalable source for the entire cellular front end.

RFMD's RF5521 WiFi FEM satisfies smartphone and tablet manufacturers' requirements for aggressive size reductions in 802.11b/g/n front end solutions, while delivering high linear output power and greatly reducing the number of components outside the core connectivity chipset.

Shipments of RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms and high-performance WiFi components are expected to increase sequentially throughout the year.

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