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RDA Microelectronics Achieves Volume Production of EDGE Transceiver for Samsung Galaxy S(R) III

SHANGHAI, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics (Nasdaq:RDA) ("RDA Microelectronics" or the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets Radio Frequency (RF) and mixed-signal SoC semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced volume production of its RDA6220E EDGE transceiver for use in LTE Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) smartphones sold in South Korea.

RDA's 6220E transceiver is a complete multiband RF front-end module (FEM) for GSM/GPRS/EDGE digital cellular handsets and wireless data modems. It includes an integrated power management unit that can be directly connected to the battery power supply. The receive section interfaces between the RF band-select SAW filter and the baseband IC. The RDA6220E receiver employs a digital low-IF architecture and supports both a universal analog baseband interface and DigRFSM 1.12 digital interface. The transceiver includes a digitally-controlled crystal (DCXO) and completely integrates the reference oscillator and frequency tuning varactors.

Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics, commented, "We are very pleased to have been selected by Samsung Electronics as a supplier for its feature-rich Galaxy S3 smartphone. The LTE version of the phone, which contains RDA's transceiver, has been selling in the Korean domestic market since 2012. We look forward to further ramping production of our 6220E transceiver as the Galaxy S3 continues to gain share in the Korean market in 2013."

About RDA Microelectronics

RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal wireless SoC semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product portfolio currently includes power amplifiers, transceivers and front-end modules, baseband, Bluetooth system-on-chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM combo chips, FM radio receivers, set-top box tuners, analog mobile television receivers, CMMB mobile television receivers, walkie-talkie transceivers and LNB satellite down converters. For additional information, please see the Company's website at http://www.rdamicro.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains a forward-looking statement regarding future production of our 6220E transceiver and future sales of the Galaxy S3 in the Korean market. This statement is made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include economic conditions in China and Korea, trends and competition in the semiconductor and smartphone industries and other factors and risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

CONTACT: Lily Dong, Chief Financial Officer RDA Microelectronics, Inc. +86-21-5027-1108 ir@rdamicro.com Leanne Sievers, EVP Shelton Group Investor Relations 949-224-3874 lsievers@sheltongroup.comSource:RDA Microelectronics, Inc.