BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 27, 2017 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced the industry’s first 5G RF front end (RFFE) for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other wireless mobile devices. Qorvo’s highly integrated, high performance QM19000 RFFE delivers high linearity, ultra-low latency, and extremely high throughput to meet or exceed the developing requirements of upcoming 5G applications.
Qorvo is paving a path to 5G by helping define 5G standards as a delegate to 3GPP and through close collaboration with the leading wireless infrastructure manufacturers, network operators, chipset providers and smartphone manufacturers. Qorvo has helped conduct dozens of 5G field trials and is uniquely positioned to accelerate the transition to 5G with a broad portfolio of innovative RF products covering frequencies ranging from 600 MHz to 80 GHz.
Strategy Analytics forecasts that 5G networks will be operational by 2020 and that by 2022 approximately 25% of new subscriptions in North America will feature 5G.
Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s Mobile Products group, said, “Qorvo is leveraging our industry-leading product and technology portfolio for ultra-high, high, mid, and low cellular frequency bands. We are building more functionality into our RF solutions by combining our BAW, TC-SAW and SAW filters, our high-throw count switches and our multimode, multi-band power amplifiers. We are proud to introduce the industry’s first 5G-capable RF front end, developed in close collaboration with a leading global chipset provider, and we are enthusiastic about the broadening set of opportunities for Qorvo in ultra-high speed 4G LTE, LTE-A and 5G connectivity.”
Qorvo is at the forefront of Solving RF Complexity™ and is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF Front End solutions at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017), from February 27 through March 2 in Hall 2, Stand 2i25.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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