GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24, 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 appointment of Alan Hallberg as the Company's corporate vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). In the role of CMO, Mr. Hallberg will oversee RFMD's global marketing activities and will be based in RFMD's growing Silicon Valley, CA, location. He will report to RFMD's president and CEO Bob Bruggeworth. Mr. Hallberg is a seasoned industry veteran with extensive experience in marketing and branding at technology leaders including Lenovo, Cisco, and Apple. Most recently, he served as vice president, global brand communications at Lenovo, where he led a two-year global re-branding and marketing effort that contributed to the company's rise from #4 to the world's #1 PC maker. Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Bruggeworth said, "We are pleased to welcome Alan to RFMD as chief marketing officer. His extensive industry experience is well suited to growing RFMD's global marketing activities and communicating our product and technology leadership to current and new audiences." Mr. Hallberg said, "I am thrilled to join a world-class innovator in the rapidly growing market for mobile Internet and always-on broadband connectivity. RFMD is leading the way with breakthrough products and technologies that enable true innovation at the enterprise and consumer device level, and I'm excited to lead their global marketing team to help drive growth." Mr. Hallberg graduated from Pomona College and holds a law degree from the University of Virginia. He lives in Palo Alto, CA, with his wife and two sons. About RFMD 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 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.