SHANGHAI, China, May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) (the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced sampling availability of its RDA6861 front-end module designed for quad-band GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/CDMA/LTE handheld cellular devices and smartphones. The RDA6861 is a high-power, high-efficiency front-end module consisting of multimode power amplifiers and a multi-throw antenna switch. The product's internal power amplifier supports WCDMA / LTE Band 1 frequency and provides two optional UMTS switch ports for external WCDMA / LTE power amplifier connections. The power amplifiers, switch and integrated controller are developed with proven GaAs HBT and CMOS process technology and packaged in an ultra-small 6mm x 6mm 40-pin LGA form factor. The complete offering requires few external components, thereby simplifying PCB layout, reducing board space and lowering bill of material cost. "We are very pleased to announce the RDA6861, our first multimode product targeting the high volume low-cost 3G smartphone market," commented Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics. "RDA continues to prove its ability to provide superior performance, reduce cost and simplify the design process through our integrated solutions. These attributes capitalize on the transition in China from 2G to 3G by offering products specifically suited to the needs of local handset manufacturers to serve this growing market." About RDA Microelectronics RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product portfolio currently includes baseband, radio-frequency front end modules, power amplifiers, transceivers, Bluetooth systems-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 downconverters. For additional information, please see the Company's website at http://www.rdamicro.com.
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