HILLSBORO, OR and GREENSBORO, NC – March 21, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced it is increasing production of single and quad channel modulator drivers for 100G data center equipment to accommodate exponential growth in customer demand. This production ramp will allow Qorvo to capture a significant share of the data center market for optical drivers.

    IHS forecasts that worldwide 100G port revenue will grow at a 137 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019, driven by dramatic increases in mobile data traffic and growth of data centers and cloud networks.

    "Customer demand for Qorvo's 100G data center products has increased ten-fold over 2015 levels, necessitating a production ramp-up of our optical drivers," said Gorden Cook, Qorvo's general manager for transport products. "Our optical drivers are in high demand because they deliver the industry's lowest power consumption for the 100G data center market. Our internal GaAs processes and capacity gives customers assurance of supply for growth expected in the datacom market."

    The TGA4840-SM and the TGA4851-SL SMT drivers are in high demand due to system-critical features including industry-leading low power consumption, high gain, high channel-to-channel isolation, low total harmonic distortion (THD), and excellent extinction ratio (ER) and eye-mask compliance.

    TGA4840-SM and TGA4851-SL, 100G Driver Features for CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 pluggable modules:

    • Single input / Single output
    • Adjustable output amplitude 1.5-3Vpp
    • Low jitter <600fs
    • Excellent ER and eye-mask at very low power dissipation
    • Low DC power dissipation <125 mW per channel
    • Performance validated with leading PAM4 PHY chips


    Qorvo's TGA4851-SL was recently recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews as a distinguished top product and solution available within the optical networking industry.

    Qorvo is a leading supplier of optical components with modulator drivers, TIAs and linear drivers in many 10, 40 and 100+G optical systems globally. These components meet the size, power and performance needed to support higher data rates and the high linearity requirements for next-generation fiber optic networks.

    Qorvo's optical portfolio will be showcased at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California from March 22-24 at booth #1813. To learn more about Qorvo's high-performance solutions at the core of optical transport, visit www.qorvo.com/optical.

    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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