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RFMD Expands Portfolio With Best-in-Class Microwave Voltage-Controlled Attenuator

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GREENSBORO, N.C., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today announced its release of a broadband, microwave voltage-controlled attenuator, the RFSA2113.

The RFSA2113 provides a complete monolithic solution in a small 3mm x 3mm QFN package and operates over a frequency range of 50MHz to 18GHz. The RFSA2113 also incorporates a new circuit architecture that offers high IP3, high attenuation range, low DC current, broad bandwidth and a temperature compensated linear-in-dB control voltage characteristic. The attenuator's temperature-stable operation allows for the elimination of off-chip calibration and correction circuitry, reducing both cost and DC power requirements.

"The introduction of the RFSA2113 is another example of RFMD's continued commitment to its customers to deliver high-quality products and solutions that improve performance for a variety of industry applications," said John Pelose, director of the wireless products business unit. "RFMD is pleased to debut this product and bolster its presence in the RF attenuator market."

Real world applications for the RFSA2113 microwave voltage-controlled attenuator include wireless backhaul, test instrumentation, military and satellite communications.

Availability

The RSFA2113, along with other RFMD high-performance radio frequency and semiconductor technologies, will be on display at the RFMD booth #730 at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2013, June 4-6 at the Seattle Convention Center. Production samples are available immediately through RFMD's online store or through local RFMD sales channels.

About RFMD

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.

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