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15 March 2013

RFMD’s 3G/4G LTE components selected by leading smartphone maker to support 4th-generation flagship

RF Micro Devices Inc (RFMD) of Greensboro, NC, USA says that it has been selected by a leading smartphone maker to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone platform. The smartphones will feature RFMD’s RF7388 multi-mode multi-band (MMMB) 3G/4G power amplifier (PA), which was launched in late February, plus multiple variants of the RF73xx family of ultra-high-efficiency LTE PAs, and the firm’s antenna control solutions.

“RFMD is rapidly increasing our exposure to the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and extending our position in the high-growth LTE category,” says Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s Cellular Products Group. “We expect to grow our content in the world’s leading LTE devices as major new programs are introduced and ramp throughout calendar 2013.”

RFMD’s highly integrated RF7388 PA covers bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 33, 35, 37 and 39, and delivers what is claimed to be best-in-class efficiency in a multi-mode multi-band package. It is mated with RFMD’s RF7307, RF7320 and RF7321 ultra-high-efficiency satellite single-band 4G LTE PAs to provide additional coverage for LTE bands 7, 20 and 11/21, respectively.

In addition to the RF7388, RF7307, RF7320 and RF7321, RFMD will supply its RF1119 antenna control solution to optimize and miniaturize the antenna function across this global smartphone platform. The RF1119 is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and is designed to deliver optimal RF performance in high-data-rate, high-band-count multi-mode applications. RFMD says that its antenna control solutions enable thinner handsets and help to extend network coverage by reducing dropped calls and increasing data throughput rates.

The RF7388 MMMB PA is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and supports advanced power management functionality, enabling improved system-level efficiency in high-data-rate applications, RFMD says. The firm’s broad range of 3G/4G LTE solutions is available in single-mode, multi-mode, and converged architectures and covers all 3G, 4G LTE and TD-LTE bands.

RFMD says that it is supporting this top customer across all product tiers with a broad range of products, including PowerSmart power platforms, ultra-high-efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers, and multiple switch-based components.

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