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13 November 2006


RFMD elects CEO of eSilicon Corp to board

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has elected Jack Harding, the co-founder, chairman, president and CEO of eSilicon Corp, to its board of directors. This expands the board to nine members (of which seven are independent directors).

Harding brings "years of extensive industry experience in custom chip design and manufacturing," says chairman Al Paladino. "RFMD's growth and rapid expansion underscore the increased importance of custom chip design and
manufacturing in mobile communications,² adds Harding.

Privately held venture-capital-backed company eSilicon designs and manufactures custom chips, has attained annual revenues approaching $100m, and has 105 staff. It was ranked third in 2005's Inc. 500 List as one of the
fastest growing private companies in the USA. Harding was previously president and CEO of the publicly traded Cadence Design Systems Inc, which acquired his former company, Cooper & Chyan Technology Inc. Harding has also held senior management positions at Zycad Corp, and has worked at TXL and IBM Corp.