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RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor Announce Intent to Delist RFMD and TQNT Common Stock From NASDAQ in Connection With Merger

GREENSBORO, N.C. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Dec. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT) today announced they requested that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC suspend trading and delist RFMD and TQNT common stock in connection with the companies' previously announced merger of equals expected to close tomorrow. Trading in the common stock of the new combined company, Qorvo, Inc., is expected to commence on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 2, 2015, under the stock ticker symbol "QRVO." RFMD and TriQuint also intend to terminate their reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.



About TriQuint

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq:TQNT) is a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

About RFMD

RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity, and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or Wi-Fi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), 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. RFMD is an ISO 9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those regarding the proposed business combination between RF Micro Devices, Inc. ("RFMD") and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. ("TriQuint") (the "Business Combination") and the transactions related thereto. These statements discuss the anticipated closing of the Business Combination, expected trading of the combined company's common stock, expected termination of reporting obligations, and similar statements. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "expect," "believe," "may," "can," "should," "will," "forecast," "anticipate" or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the Business Combination, in a timely manner or at all; and other risks described in RFMD's and TriQuint's Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. All forward-looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. Neither RFMD nor TriQuint undertakes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed Business Combination, Qorvo, Inc., a newly-formed holding company under RFMD ("Qorvo"), has filed with the SEC a Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement"), which was declared effective on July 30, 2014 and which includes a registration statement and a prospectus with respect to Qorvo's shares to be issued in the Business Combination. The Registration Statement contains important information about the proposed Business Combination and related matters. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED AND ADVISED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT CAREFULLY. The Registration Statement and other relevant materials and any other documents filed by Qorvo, RFMD or TriQuint with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website, at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders of TriQuint will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement from TriQuint by contacting Investor Relations by mail at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (503) 615-9413, or by going to TriQuint's Investor Relations page on its corporate website at www.triquint.com; and security holders of RFMD will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement from RFMD by contacting Investor Relations by mail at RF Micro Devices, Inc., 7628 Thorndike Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (336) 678-7088, or by going to RFMD's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.rfmd.com.

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CONTACT: At RFMD(R) Doug DeLieto VP, Investor Relations 336-678-7088 At TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Grant Brown Director, Investor Relations +1-503-615-9413 grant.brown@triquint.com

Source:RF Micro Devices