SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics (Nasdaq:RDA) ("RDA Microelectronics" or the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets Radio Frequency (RF) and mixed-signal SoC semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced that it has begun volume shipments of its RDA5815S DVB-S digital satellite tuner for use in LG Innotek's tuner module. The tuners are being deployed in LG Electronics' televisions in the European market.

Developed on standard CMOS process technology, RDA's DVB-S tuner offers excellent phase noise with very low implementation loss, which is required for advanced modulation systems such as 8PSK and DVB-S2. The tuner RF IC does not require a balun, and its fully integrated design saves valuable board space, simplifies RF layout and reduces the bill of materials. It is ideally suited for set-top boxes, digital video recorders and digital television applications.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by LG Innotek as a key supplier for DVB-S tuner modules for LG's TVs being sold in Europe," commented Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics. "Through this partnership, we are able to further increase our geographic penetration in Europe, while also expanding our non-handset sales into the large and growing TV market. We look forward to further developing our relationship with LG."

About RDA Microelectronics

RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal wireless SoC semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product portfolio currently includes power amplifiers, transceivers and front-end modules, baseband, Bluetooth system-on-chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM combo chips, FM radio receivers, set-top box tuners, analog mobile television receivers, CMMB mobile television receivers, walkie-talkie transceivers and LNB satellite down converters. For additional information, please see the Company's website at
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