Lenovo Honors RF Micro Devices With 2011 Best Supplier Award

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec 20, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) –RF Micro Devices, inc. /quotes/zigman/63190/quotes/nls/rfmd RFMD +7.05% , a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that Lenovo Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group (MIDH) has honored RFMD(R) with its 2011 best Supplier Award. Lenovo MIDH is the subsidiary of Lenovo responsible for creating mobile Internet-focused devices, including tablets and smartphones, as well as devices for new categories like cloud computing, smart TV and the digital home.

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, “RFMD is greatly honored to receive this award from Lenovo in recognition of RFMD’s local product development and customer support, our record for reliable on-time delivery, and our commitment to product and technology leadership. RFMD is especially proud to support Lenovo broadly across our entire cellular product portfolio, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with Lenovo in calendar 2012 as new 2G feature phones and 3G/4G smartphones are introduced.”

RFMD currently has greater than ten products in volume production in support of Lenovo MIDH, and the Company anticipates significant expansion in calendar 2012, with approximately 20 RFMD products expected in production by the March 2012 quarter. RFMD’s product portfolio for Lenovo includes 2G transmit modules, WEDGE and WGPRS power amplifiers and transmit modules, TD-SCDMA power amplifiers, TD/EDGE multimode power amplifiers, 3G switches, and 3G power amplifiers, including RFMD’s family of ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers. In the September 2011 quarter, RFMD commenced shipments of multiple ultra-high efficiency 3G/4G power amplifiers in support of the highly popular Lenovo A60 dual-SIM 3G smartphone.

RF Micro Devices, inc. /quotes/zigman/63190/quotes/nls/rfmd RFMD +7.05% is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. RFMD’s products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world’s leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. for more information, please visit RFMD’s web site at www.rfmd.com .

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CONTACT: at RFMD(R) Doug DeLieto VP, Investor Relations 336-678-5322 Dean Priddy CFO 336-678-7975 at The Financial Relations Board Joe Calabrese Vice President 212-827-3772

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Lenovo Honors RF Micro Devices With 2011 Best Supplier Award

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