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16 November 2007


RFMD ships 100 millionth Polaris RF solution

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA says that it has shipped its 100 millionth Polaris Total Radio RF solution to a ‘leading handset manufacturer’, about three years after it began shipping Polaris 1, its first cellular RF solution.

“This achievement is especially gratifying, as it occurs concurrently with the production ramp of our newest RF solution, Polaris 3, which we forecast will extend multiple years and support meaningful revenue and earnings growth for RFMD,” says president and CEO Bob Bruggeworth. “Based on current customer forecasts for our Polaris 2 and Polaris 3 RF solutions, we expect the next 100 million Polaris shipments will happen significantly faster than the first 100 million.”

Polaris RF solutions include the power amplifier, switch, filter, DC-to-DC converter, transceiver and other functions critical to the performance of a cellular handset. RFMD claims that Polaris 3 delivers the industry’s highest levels of RF functionality, and production volumes of Polaris 3 are expected to increase sequentially throughout 2008. RFMD adds that, with the ramp of Polaris 3, it is increasing its dollar content in cellular RF, since Polaris RF solutions command about three times the dollar content of EDGE cellular front ends.

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