RDA Microelectronics Announces Volume Production Of Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi SoC For Mobile Handsets And Tablets

SHANGHAI, China, March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) (" RDA" or the " Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency (RF) semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced volume production of its RDA5991 WiFi combo chip integrating Bluetooth and FM with 802.11b/g/n wireless technologies. The RDA5991 is optimized for mobile applications, including wireless handsets and tablets.

The chip's WLAN, Bluetooth and FM capabilities can work simultaneously or independently with RDA's proprietary Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Coexistence technology. It is designed especially for low power consumption to improve battery life. The 802.11b/g/n MAC is integrated with a PHY, 2.4Ghz transceiver, power amplifier, antenna switch and LNA into a single-die SoC using an advanced flip-chip 4mm x 4mm BGA package, resulting in minimal board space.

"The RDA5991 offers better performance at a smaller size and lower cost compared to competing products in its category," commented Shuran Wei, CEO of RDA Microelectronics. "RDA's product offerings now include a complete wireless solution across the most popular networking standards, including 802.11n. In addition, the 5991 represents another step in our efforts to expand into the large and rapidly growing low-cost tablet market in China.The Asia Pacific region is estimated to account for up to half of the global tablet shipments by 2015, and we are well positioned with this and other products to capture expanded share in this market."

About RDA Microelectronics

RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless system-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 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 http://www.rdamicro.com.
CONTACT: Lily Dong, Chief Financial Officer         RDA Microelectronics, Inc.         +86-21-5027-1108         ir@rdamicro.com         or         Shelton Group Investor Relations         Leanne Sievers, EVP         949-224-3874         Matt Kreps, Managing Director         972-239-5119 ext. 125         sheltonir@sheltongroup.com

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