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RDA Microelectronics Announces SP3T Switch Design Wins for 2G and 3G Samsung Smartphones

SHANGHAI, China, May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) (the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency (RF) semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today announced that Samsung has selected the RDASW36 switch for two Samsung models, the 2G Samsung Galaxy Star smartphone and the 3G Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo smartphone. Both smartphones are expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013 and will be sold in Europe and emerging markets, such as South America.

Developed on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) CMOS process technology, RDA's single pole three throw (SP3T) switch combines high power with low insertion loss on a small form factor, making it ideally suited for WiFi and Bluetooth applications in 2G and 3G handsets.

"We are very pleased to secure these additional smartphone design wins with Samsung for our SP3T high power switch, expanding upon the success we achieved with these products in previous Samsung 2G handsets," commented Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics. "This achievement is another example to RDA's commitment of growing our global smartphone market share in developed regions, such as Europe, as well as emerging markets. Samsung is a valued partner and customer, and we look forward to further expanding our relationship and content through exceptional customer service and product support."

About RDA Microelectronics

RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless system-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications. The Company's product portfolio currently includes baseband, radio-frequency front-end modules, power amplifiers, transceivers, 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.

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