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1 December 2009


RFMD ships its 25 millionth 2G transmit module

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA says that it has surpassed 25 million units in shipments of its RF71xx family of 2G dual-band and quad-band transmit modules. Volume shipments of the RF71xx product family began in early 2009, and currently exceed 20 million units per quarter.

“The success of the RF71xx product family has been central to RFMD’s growth in 2G components and our expanding leadership in Asia,” says Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s Cellular Products Group (CPG). “To date, RFMD has shipped RF71xx products to hundreds of customers in China, Taiwan and Korea, and the product family continues to enjoy robust design activity across handset manufacturers and global platform providers as we continue to develop specific product derivatives,” he adds.

RFMD says that each product in the RF71xx range is designed to meet the front-end requirements of emerging market handsets, including reduced solution size, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection, while also satisfying requirements for quality, reliability and reduced handset bill-of-material (BOM) costs. The transmit modules are pin-to-pin compatible across the entire product family, enabling the production of dual-band, tri-band or quad-band GPRS or EDGE handsets from a single handset platform (claimed to be an industry first).

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