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7 June 2006


RFMD assembles 100 millionth module in Beijing

RF Micro Devices has announced that it has assembled its 100 millionth module in its Beijing, China, assembly facility. The company attributes the assembly milestone to continued strong sales of its portfolio of cellular power amplifiers.

"Our power amplifiers are found in approximately one half of the world's phones, and our customers include all of the world's major handset manufacturers,” said president and CEO Bob Bruggeworth while touring the facility. “We are particularly focused on supporting the growing presence of handset manufacturers in Asia, and we are committed
to increasing our manufacturing capabilities in Asia as the region continues to evolve as the handset industry's manufacturing centre," Bruggeworth added.

RFMD is increasing its assembly capacity in its Beijing facility by about 100% in response to a robust handset market and continued strong demand for its module products. It is also expanding its gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturing capacity in its fabrication facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and expects to increase total GaAs
wafer capacity by about 40%. RFMD plans to complete both capacity expansions by the December 2006 quarter.

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