RF Micro Devices Ships Over Two Million Wireless LAN Transceivers

9/18/2002 - RF Micro Devices, a leading provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, announced it has shipped over two million wireless local area network (WLAN) transceivers.

RF Micro Devices has increased shipments of WLAN transceivers since volume production began and expects its share of the WLAN transceiver market will grow sequentially in the September quarter. The Company believes its continued strength in WLAN is attributable to advantages in price, performance and flexibility versus competitive WLAN solutions. In addition to WLAN transceivers, RFMD also offers a WLAN high frequency LNA/mixer, linear power amplifier and baseband processor.

Bob Bruggeworth, president of RF Micro Devices, said, "This milestone is significant both strategically and financially, as it marks the continued success of our penetration into the wireless LAN market and further diversifies our customer list and revenue base. We're currently shipping high volumes of our WLAN transceiver to multiple leading wireless LAN manufacturers in the U.S. and in Asia, and we are very optimistic about our ability to offer a compelling, competitive solution. We anticipate continued market share gains and strong order growth for all our wireless LAN products."

A.J. Nadler, director of silicon systems at RF Micro Devices, said, "Our long-standing expertise in the design and manufacture of highly integrated RFICs for high-volume consumer market applications has enabled us to supply an 802.11b WLAN transceiver that has achieved wide commercial adoption. The RF2948B WLAN transceiver is a key component of RFMD's 802.11b WLAN physical layer chip set, which offers our customers superior performance, greater range and lower cost than leading competitive solutions. As the wireless LAN market continues to grow, we anticipate strong order growth for our existing wireless LAN platforms. Looking forward, we expect significant adoption of our next-generation WLAN platforms later this year, which we believe will enable us to further extend our gains in market share."

The RF2948B highly integrated RF/IF radio transceiver has been designed into several applications, such as PC cards, USB network adapters, access points and wireless routers at multiple customers. The RF2948B is part of RFMD's complete wireless LAN physical layer solution that meets IEEE 802.11b specifications and is comprised of the RF2494 high frequency LNA/mixer, the RF3000 baseband processor and the RF5117 linear power amplifier.

About RF Micro Devices
RF Micro Devices, Inc., an ISO 9001-certified manufacturer, designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) primarily for wireless communications products and applications such as cellular and PCS phones, base stations, wireless LANs, and cable television modems. The Company offers a broad array of products - including amplifiers, mixers, modulators/demodulators, and single-chip receivers, transmitters and transceivers - representing a substantial majority of the RFICs required in wireless subscriber equipment. The Company's strategy is to focus on wireless markets by offering a broad range of standard and custom-designed RFICs in order to position itself as a "one-stop" solution for its customers' RFIC needs. RF Micro Devices, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol RFMD.

RF Micro Devices® and RFMD® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC.

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