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22 October 2009


ZTE selects RFMD’s dual-band transmit modules for S305 handset

RF Micro Devices Inc (RFMD) of Greensboro, NC, USA says that two of its dual-band transmit modules have been selected by Chinese handset maker ZTE to support its S305, a dual-band (GSM 900/1800MHz or 850/1900MHz) mobile handset designed for emerging markets.

RFMD’s RF7166 and RF7167 are part of the firm’s RF71xx family of dual-band and quad-band transmit modules, which feature die-shrink technology. Each product 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 customer requirements for quality, reliability and reduced handset bill-of-material (BOM) costs.

RF71xx transmit modules are pin-to-pin compatible across the entire product family, enabling customers to produce dual-band, tri-band or quad-band GPRS or EDGE handsets from a single handset platform, says the firm.

Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "We are very pleased to support ZTE and the ramp of their compelling S305 handset. Our growing representation in ZTE's handset portfolio highlights our continuing design momentum there while also underscoring our commitment to supporting their success as a leading handset supplier.”

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