BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 that global smartphone and tablet manufacturers designing around the WiLink™ 6.0 and WiLink 7.0 platforms from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) can integrate RFMD's RF3482 to gain reliable, flexible WiFi connectivity. Volume shipments of the RF3482 have begun, and RFMD estimates shipments will increase in support of key cellular and consumer device manufacturers.
Bob Van Buskirk, president of RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG), said, "RFMD is very pleased to support TI across multiple high-volume mobile and embedded consumer programs. The RF3482 delivers high levels of integration and best-in-class solution size while meeting stringent IEEE 802.11b/g/n requirements. RFMD is highly focused on the rapidly expanding WiFi market and expects continued growth, supported by explosive growth in the smartphone, tablet, PC, TV/Video, gaming, automotive, Smart Energy and consumer white goods end markets."
RFMD's RF3482 is a high-performance, single-chip integrated front end module (FEM) for WiFi applications in the 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz ISM band. The RF3482 FEM greatly reduces customers' time-to-market and bill-of-material (BOM) cost by delivering a highly integrated single placement solution. In addition to satisfying smartphone manufacturers' requirements for aggressive size reductions in 802.11b/g/n front end solutions, the RF3482 delivers high linear output power and greatly reduces the number of components outside the core connectivity chipset.
"TI's WiLink 6.0 and WiLink 7.0 platforms are powerful multi-radio solutions able to support a wide range of connectivity requirements for various end equipments. Our customers seek complementary solutions that enhance the WiLink platform's capabilities exhibiting the same dedication to simplified integration and reliability as offered by TI's technologies. RFMD's RF3482 FEM is one such solution that customers can use," said Eran Sandhaus, director of marketing, wireless connectivity solutions, TI.
RFMD's RF3482 is manufactured using the Company's E/D-mode pHEMT fabrication process and is available in a small 3mm x 3mm x 0.45mm 16-pin QFN package. The RF3482 is fully RF-tested, meeting or exceeding the stringent RF front end requirements of 802.11b/g/n systems.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband 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.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. RF Micro Devices' business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, risks associated with the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions on our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, our reliance on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, the rate of growth and development of wireless markets, our ability to bring new products to market, our reliance on inclusion in third party reference designs for a portion of our revenue, our ability to manage channel partner and customer relationships, risks associated with the operation of our wafer fabrication, molecular beam epitaxy, assembly and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to complete acquisitions and integrate acquired companies, including the risk that we may not realize expected synergies from our business combinations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, variability in production yields, raw material costs and availability, our ability to reduce costs and improve margins in response to declining average selling prices, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, dependence on gallium arsenide (GaAs) for the majority of our products, dependence on third parties, and substantial reliance on international sales and operations. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in RF Micro Devices' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.
RF MICRO DEVICES® and RFMD® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE RF Micro Devices, Inc.