Qorvo’s Expanding Portfolio of RF Flex Solutions Supports Multiple Leading Basebands and Enables Inter-Band Carrier Aggregation

    BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 22, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced it has commenced shipments of the Company’s recently launched RF Flex™ Gen-3 family of RF front end modules to support multiple smartphone OEMs.

    Qorvo's RF Flex™ Gen-3 modules leverage the Company's industry-leading product and technology portfolio and deep systems-level expertise to integrate core cellular transmit and receive functionality into high-performance multiband PA modules and transmit modules. The PA modules and transmit modules are co-architected to deliver ease of adaptability and scalability with superior performance in carrier aggregation operation for performance-tier smartphones in China and other emerging markets.

    Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo's Mobile Products group, said, "Qorvo's newest generation of RF Flex™ solutions deliver world-class performance and enable carrier aggregation in the industry’s most flexible, scalable and cost-effective LTE architectures. We expect the market for performance-tier smartphones to grow quickly in 2016 as legacy 2G/3G devices migrate to FDD/TD-LTE 4G with carrier aggregation capability. With the mobile industry racing to achieve higher data rates and throughput, we are pleased to be leading the charge with new enabling products and technologies for all tiers of the 4G LTE market."

    Qorvo's RF Flex™ Gen-3 solutions – the RF5422, RF5426 and RF5427 multiband PA modules and the RF5228 and RF5238 transmit modules – are optimized for superior performance in carrier aggregation operation and are co-architected to deliver a highly adaptable and scalable solution for performance-tier LTE smartphones. RF Flex helps leading smartphone manufacturers quickly develop and ship carrier aggregation-enabled smartphones with regional, super-regional, and global capabilities.

    RF5228 Single Antenna Transmit Module: Qorvo's RF5228 is a high-performance transmit module that integrates GSM/EDGE coverage and antenna switch functionality in a compact 5.5mm x 5.5mm form factor. The RF5228 provides a single antenna connection feeding two high-linearity switch banks through an integrated diplexer to enable full TDD and FDD carrier aggregation in LTE devices with the most challenging mechanical constraints.

    RF5238 Dual Antenna Transmit Module: Qorvo's RF5238 builds on the capability of the RF5228 with a third switch branch dedicated to high-band use. The RF5238 shares the same proven PA engine and switch/diplexer configuration and adds dual antenna support for applications requiring enhanced carrier aggregation performance in specific markets. The RF5238 is footprint compatible with the RF5228, in a 5.5mm x 5.5mm package.

    RF5422 Multiband PA Module: Qorvo's RF5422 is a multimode, multiband linear PA module that integrates all major ultra-low, low, mid, and high frequency bands between 700MHz and 2.7GHz. Packaged in a compact 4mm x 6.8mm form factor, the RF5422 delivers higher output power and increased linearity for carrier aggregation applications facing more challenging design constraints and higher front-end insertion loss. The RF5422 is fully matched and optimized to provide leading efficiency in average power tracking (APT) operation and can deliver additional performance advantages in envelope tracking (ET) operation.

    RF5426/27 Multiband PA Modules: Qorvo's RF5426 and RF5427 are complementary multimode, multiband linear PA modules designed to be used together to cover all major frequency bands and carrier aggregation combinations. The RF5426 supports mid and high band frequencies between 1.7 and 2.7GHz, while the RF5427 supports ultra-low and low frequency bands between 700 and 915MHz. The RF5426 and RF5427 deliver increased isolation in the most challenging carrier aggregation applications, particularly in North America, as well as expanded post-PA switch capability to enable super-regional and global LTE devices. The RF5426 and RF5427 are optimized for APT and ET operation and are packaged in 4mm x 3.65mm and 4mm x 2.8mm packages, respectively.

    Qorvo's high performance RF solutions simplify design, reduce product footprint, conserve power, improve system performance and accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation. Qorvo combines deep systems-level expertise, broad manufacturing scale, and the industry's most comprehensive product and technology portfolio to help leading manufacturers accelerate delivery of next-generation LTE, LTE-A, and IoT products. Qorvo's Core RF solutions set the standard for next-gen connectivity, with unmatched integration and performance at the heart of the connected world.

    Qorvo is showcasing the Company's expanding portfolio of high performance RF solutions for smartphones, tablets, and other high-performance mobile data devices at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 22-25, 2016, in Barcelona.

    About Qorvo

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 7,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry's leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.

    Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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    Qorvo Mobile Products

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