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Huawei Selects ANADIGICS WiFi FEIC for Honor 4X Smartphone

WARREN, N.J., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (the "Company"), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWL9281 front-end integrated circuit (FEIC) to Huawei for the new Honor 4X. This value-priced smartphone, available in China and showcased at the 2015 International CES, offers a large 5.5-inch IPS display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.

"The growing list of Huawei devices powered by ANADIGICS' products shows the strength of the relationship forged between our two companies," said Jerry Miller, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Applications at ANADIGICS. "We understand the many challenges that manufacturers face as competition continues to fuel smartphone innovation across all price points, from functionality to form. ANADIGICS has responded to these challenges by developing WiFi FEICs that offer a stellar level of performance and integration, enabling compact designs with ultra-fast wireless connectivity and extended battery life."

ANADIGICS' family of WiFi FEICs leverages the Company's patented InGaP-Plus™ technology and uniquely designed architectures to combine a high performance power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass option and RF switch on a single die. This level of integration greatly improves manufacturability and reliability, while reducing PCB space requirements. The AWL9281 FEIC provides outstanding error vector magnitude (EVM) and noise figure performance, enabling ultra-high data throughput. ANADIGICS' AWL9281 also operates with exceptionally low current consumption, which significantly extends battery-life in mobile applications.

ANADIGICS WiFi FEIC Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • Ultra-low EVM in the toughest modulation formats, enabling extremely high transmission data rates
  • Best-in-class power efficiency for longer device battery life and improved thermal characteristics
  • Industry-leading integration of the PA, LNA with bypass option and SP3T Tx/Rx switch with Bluetooth to simplify RF design and reduce time-to-market
  • Compact 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm x 0.4 mm QFN package with a high-accuracy, integrated power detector and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms to reduce PCB space requirements

ANADIGICS WiFi FEICs Optimized for 802.11n/ac Applications

Product Frequency Band Output Power EVM Gain
AWL9281 2400 to 2500 MHz +18 dBm 2.3% 28 dB
AWL9293 2400 to 2500 MHz +18 dBm 1.8% 28 dB
AWL9581 4900 to 5875 MHz +16 dBm 1.8% 30 dB
AWL9583 4900 to 5875 MHz +16 dBm 1.8% 30 dB
AWL9592C 4900 to 5875 MHz +16 dBm 1.8% 30 dB

ANADIGICS WiFi FEICs Optimized for 802.11n Applications

Product Frequency Band Output Power EVM Gain
AWL9280 2400 to 2500 MHz +19 dBm 3.0% 26 dB
AWL9580 4900 to 5875 MHz +18 dBm 2.5% 27 dB

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About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (the "Company") designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions for the growing CATV infrastructure, small-cell, WiFi, and cellular markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the Company offers RF products with exceptional reliability, performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for infrastructure and mobile applications. The Company's award-winning solutions include line amplifiers, upstream amplifiers, power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules and other RF components. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com

CONTACT: Media Relations Brian Ribeiro mspire group Tel: +1 908 369 9300 Email: bribeiro@mspiregroup.com Investor Relations Kristina Panek ANADIGICS, Inc. Tel: +1 908 668 5000 ext. 5330 E-mail: kpanek@anadigics.com

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