MediaTek Selects RFMD® to Support Multiple Handset Platforms

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RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today announced the Company's RF7168 dual-band GSM/GPRS transmit module (TxM) has been selected to support multiple MediaTek GSM/GPRS handset platforms based on MediaTek's MT6139 and Othello®-G transceivers. MediaTek is a leading provider of GSM/GPRS cellular platforms and accounts for the majority of GSM/GPRS handsets produced by handset manufacturers in China.

"We are very pleased that MediaTek has selected RFMD's RF7168 GSM/GPRS transmit module to support their upcoming handset platforms," said Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group. "Our participation on these cellular handset platforms highlights the positive design activity for our industry-leading TxM portfolio and underscores our commitment to supporting MediaTek's continued success, both in Greater China and elsewhere."

The RF7168 is the first available product in RFMD's RF716x family of dual-band (GSM900/DCS1800 or GSM850/PCS1900) transmit modules. Each GSM/GPRS TxM in the RF716x product family leverages RFMD's industry leadership in GaAs pHEMT and patented PowerStar® integrated power control technology while integrating transmit filtering for best-in-class harmonic performance.

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