Sharp Selects RDA Microelectronics Bluetooth Transceiver To Enable Wireless Sound Bar Connectivity

SHANGHAI, China, May 12, 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 that its RDA5876A Bluetooth transceiver has been selected by Sharp Electronics Corporation to enable wireless sound bar connectivity on products sold in the Unites States and European Union.

The RDA5876A integrates industry-leading Bluetooth and FM radio tuners into one chip optimized for consumer and mobile applications. Manufacturers can easily and quickly integrate the RDA5876A into their designs for rapid time to market and low component cost.

Sharp, in conjunction with their micro control unit (MCU) vendor OPTEK Technology, has integrated the RDA5876A into the sleek and stylish HT-SB30D sound bar system with wireless compatibility. RDA's 5876A Bluetooth transceiver also transmits sound between the bar and the wireless subwoofer. The sound bars feature high-definition audio for 40" and larger TV models. Sharp is also developing additional products using RDA's Bluetooth solutions.

"Sharp is well known as a worldwide leader in quality sound systems, and we are pleased to expand the use of RDA's non-handset Bluetooth solutions into an increasing number of markets, including the United States. The integration of RDA's high performance Bluetooth connectivity solution on Sharp's home entertainment products greatly increases the consumer's choices for playback, system set up and enjoyment of their audio files," said Shuran Wei, CEO of RDA Microelectronics.

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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