Qorvo Announces Planned Retirement of Dean Priddy

GREENSBORO, N.C. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced that Dean Priddy, the Company's Executive Vice President of Administration, plans to retire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Mr. Priddy's accomplished career in technology began at Analog Devices and includes 23 years at RF Micro Devices and Qorvo. Prior to his role as EVP of Administration of Qorvo, Mr. Priddy was CFO of RF Micro Devices, a position he had held since 1997.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of Qorvo, said, "Dean's contributions over the past 23 years have played a vital role in guiding RFMD to its many successes and, ultimately, in the creation of Qorvo. Most recently, Dean and his team assembled the foundation for Qorvo to capture at least $150 million in cost synergies, and we believe the projects are in place for Qorvo to exceed our goals. Dean's many contributions have extended into nearly every aspect of our organization, and we wish him and his family the absolute best in his retirement."

Mr. Priddy said, "I've been very fortunate to have worked with so many outstanding individuals at ADI, RFMD, and Qorvo. At Qorvo, we have assembled an exceptional team empowered to execute to our value capture plan, and I'm confident in our team's ability to exceed our stated synergy goals. The foundation is set, the funnel is filled, and Qorvo is positioned exceptionally well for continued success."

About Qorvo

Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry's leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.

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