6 April 2010


RFMD tops ranking of cell-phone PAs and front-end modules

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has maintained its number one positions as both the worldwide leading supplier of mobile phone power amplifiers and front-end modules, as well as the leading supplier of mobile phone RF devices, in 2009 (based on revenue), according to the report ‘Market Share Analysis: Mobile Phone Application-Specific Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2009’ from Gartner Dataquest.

Gartner Dataquest also identified RFMD as the world’s 8th largest supplier of overall mobile phone application-specific semiconductors in 2009 (based on revenue). RFMD’s 2009 revenue in the category grew to $712m, highlighting it as one of only four firms in the report to achieve year-on-year growth in the category.

“Gartner Dataquest’s independent research findings highlight RFMD’s product leadership and the continued success of our customer diversification efforts,” comments Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s Cellular Products Group (CPG). “We are committed to expanding our leadership position in cellular RF components by delivering breakthrough products and leveraging our relationships with the world’s top-tier mobile device manufacturers and cellular platform providers,” he adds.

RFMD says that it is capitalizing on major global secular growth trends and continues to enjoy strength in CPG, supported by strong 2010 handset unit volumes, expanded participation across customer and channel partner programs, and increasing adoption of connected devices (including smart phones and 3G devices). Also, RFMD’s Multi-Market Products Group (MPG) is seeing a broad-based recovery across its diversified end-markets, led by applications in smart energy AMI ( advanced meter infrastructure) , defense and power, point-to-point backhaul, WiMAX/WiFi CPE, electronic toll collection in China, and catalog/standard products.

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