Long time Supplier Sees Original Accreditation Extended to 2016

    HILLSBORO, OREGON & RICHARDSON, TEXAS – December 9, 2014 – TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that it earned continued Trusted Source Category 1A accreditation through 2016 from the Department of Defense (DoD).

    According to the certification, the accreditation of trust expresses the confidence of the DoD Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) and the National Security Agency's Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO) that TriQuint will continue to deliver trusted foundry microelectronic goods and services (category 1A) to end users which meet mission critical needs now and into the future.

    "We're proud that TriQuint provides the trusted technologies that meet the mission needs of the DoD," said Vice President and General Manager James Klein, Infrastructure and Defense Products. "We've maintained this accreditation and achieved significant milestones as a technology leader to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to our customer and the defense industrial base."

    TriQuint earned original accreditation for its Richardson, Texas foundry in 2008. It was extended in 2012 to include post processing services, assembly and packaging services, and RF test services. All of those accreditations have been renewed through 2016. Foundry accreditations include gallium nitride (GaN), gallium arsenide (GaAs) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies.

    The accreditation certifies that TriQuint provides the DoD and intelligence community with critical system microelectronics; foundry access for mission applications; and technology support through industry partnership. In this manner, TAPO and DMEA can have confidence that national security technology is secured throughout its manufacture and distribution by TriQuint – truly trusted source electronics.

    TriQuint has focused on achieving several milestones as a supplier to the DoD. For instance, the company recently completed the Defense Production Act Title III GaN on silicon carbide (SiC) program. TriQuint also applied the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's rigorous manufacturing readiness assessment (MRA) tool and criteria to its GaN production line, which develops high-frequency, high-power devices used within military radar, communications and electronic warfare programs. This MRA process benchmarked TriQuint as the first GaN manufacturer to earn Manufacturing Readiness Level 9, with the maturity needed to support full-rate production programs. The DoD's MRA ensures that manufacturing, production and quality assurance meet operational mission needs and provide the best value for the customer. TriQuint demonstrated that its manufacturing processes met full performance, cost and capacity goals, with the capability in place to support full-rate production.

    View the Certifications:
    DMEA Accreditation of Trust Certificate
    DMEA Accreditation of Trust Scope

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as 'will continue to deliver', 'which meet mission critical needs', 'best value' or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint's operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.

    Facts About TriQuint
    Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The Company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

    TriQuint and RFMD have announced plans to merge under the name of Qorvo, creating a new leader in the world of RF. To learn more, visit www.qorvo.com.

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    Katie Caballero
    Marketing Communications Manager
    TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    Tel: +1.972.994.8546
    E-mail: kcaballero@triquint.com