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Qorvo's New High-Performance RF Filters Provide Faster Data Throughput and Longer Battery Life for Next-Generation 4G Smartphones

GREENSBORO, N.C. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced several new high-performance RF filters that provide faster data throughput and longer battery life for next-generation 4G smartphones and other mobile devices. Setting new bars in performance and size, these latest additions to Qorvo's fast-growing line of premium filters leverage the company's proprietary filter technologies to enhance the overall mobile user experience and optimize efficient use of limited spectrum.

"The global transition to 4G is just beginning, and higher filter performance is a critical enabler in LTE and TD-LTE solutions," said Eric Creviston, President of Mobile Products. "Qorvo is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing need for highly specialized filtering solutions, given our filter technology leadership, broad product portfolio, systems-level expertise, and high volume manufacturing scale."

Industry analysts forecast robust demand for high-performance filters. "Smartphones with more LTE bands and carrier aggregation for higher data rates are pushing OEMs to use more high-performance RF filters and duplexers. We expect the total market for standard and premium RF filters in cellular devices to grow above 25 percent per year from 2014 to 2019," said Christopher Taylor of Strategy Analytics.

As performance requirements tighten and RF complexity increases, Qorvo's proprietary LowDrift™ and NoDrift™ filter technologies solve the industry's most challenging LTE system and chipset problems. "LTE-Advanced will usher in more sophisticated carrier aggregation and MIMO techniques in the years ahead, and Qorvo is committed to setting the industry standard for performance and size," said Glen Riley, General Manager of Filter Solutions. "Qorvo is redefining filter performance in small form factors and achieving unmatched temperature stability to extend battery life, improve insertion loss, limit service disruptions and reduce dropped calls."

Product Details

Part # Description Bands Size (mm) Features
885067 Wi-Fi / LTE
Coexistence Filter
with LowDrift BAW
Technology
WLAN 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 * Best overall performance in this form factor
* Enables Wi-Fi coexistence with LTE Bands 7, 40 and 41
* Upper channel insertion loss is 1-1.5dB lower than competitive solutions, providing higher output power, better receive signal sensitivity and greater operating range
* Nearly 40% smaller than previous generation
TQQ1007 LTE Duplexer with
LowDrift BAW
Technology
B7 1.8 x 1.4 x 0.73 * 20% smaller than competitive solutions
* Enables Wi-Fi coexistence on all channels in a 1814 footprint
* >55DB Rx isolation to meet receive sensitivity for envelope tracking
TQQ0041E LTE Tx / Rx Filter
with LowDrift BAW Technology
B41 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.73 * Best insertion loss and Wi-Fi attenuation available in this form factor
* Up to 0.6dB lower insertion loss over temperature
* 9-24dB better Wi-Fi Channel 11 attenuation over temperature
TQQ0041T LTE Tx / Rx Filter
with LowDrift BAW
Technology
B41 1.8 x 1.4 x 0.73 * Best insertion loss and Wi-Fi attenuation in a 30% smaller footprint
* Up to 0.6dB lower insertion loss over temperature
* 9-24dB better Wi-Fi Channel 11 attenuation over temperature
885075 LTE Filter with
LowDrift BAW
Technology
B40 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 * Best insertion loss and Wi-Fi attenuation
* Up to 1.3dB lower insertion loss over temperature
* 0-39dB better Wi-Fi attenuation over temperature
* 40% smaller than previous generation

Three of the filters are shipping in quantity, and the remaining two — the TQQ1007 and TQQ0041T — are expected to commence volume production in the March 2015 quarter.

Additional information about Qorvo's LowDrift™ and NoDrift™ premium filters can be located at http://www.triquint.com/products/lowdrift-nodrift-filters. Qorvo's newest e-books – RF Filter Technologies For Dummies® and RF Filter Applications For Dummies®, written in conjunction with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., are available at http://www.qorvo.com/filters-for-dummies.

#Qorvo is presenting the Company's expanding portfolio of high performance RF solutions for smartphones, tablets, and other broadband mobile devices at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress #MWC2015, March 2-5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. - See more at: http://www.qorvo.com/mobile.

To locate Qorvo's distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, please visit http://www.qorvo.com/how-to-buy.

About Qorvo

Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) is a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint in October 2014. With more than 6,000 employees worldwide, Qorvo is dedicated to product and technology leadership that enables the world's leading companies to solve their most difficult technical challenges. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and technologies, offering complete solutions and system-level expertise for mobile devices; communications and network infrastructure; and avionics, space and defense systems. The company has world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified certified manufacturing facilities with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information, visit www.qorvo.com.

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CONTACT: Qorvo Media Contact: Rob Christ Product MarCom Director +1.503.615.9751 rob.christ@qorvo.com

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