LG Electronics selects the Powerstar GSM power amplifier module for its GSM/GPRS handsets

December 2, 2003

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a leading provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, today announced production shipments of the RF3133 PowerStarTM power amplifier module to LG Electronics for use in the LG G4010 and LG G4050, which are LG's first GSM/GPRS handsets targeted at the US market. On November 7, 2003, LG announced that both handsets were available at Cingular Wireless, and it is expected that both handsets will also be available at AT&T Wireless beginning in the March 2004 quarter. Production shipments of the RF3133 are ramping and are expected to reach the multi-million dollar level.

The LG G4050 offers a variety of advanced functions in a compact and stylish clamshell design. The phone sports a 65,000-color screen, 40 polyphonic MIDI sound and 10 caller ID ringtones, voice-activated dialing, text messaging service and an optional attachable camera accessory, plus three hours of talk time and eight days of standby time.

The LG G4010 offers a full range of features, including 40 polyphonic MIDI sound and 10 caller ID ringtones, text messaging and downloadable pictures, ringtones and games. The phone has two and a half hours of talk time and six days of standby time.

Seok Jae Park, chief purchasing officer, UMTS division of LG Electronics, said, "RF Micro Devices' RF3133 power amplifier module with integrated power control streamlined our design process by significantly reducing engineering time and resources in product test, thereby helping us more quickly bring these phones to market. We value RFMD's expertise in designing innovative PA solutions, and we anticipate collaborating with them on future handset designs."

Joe Grzyb, general manager of power amplifier products at RF Micro Devices, said, "We're extremely pleased that LG has selected our RF3133 PowerStar PA module as the critical power amplifier component for their first GSM/GPRS handsets for the U.S. market. Leading handset manufacturers, such as LG, have helped to establish PowerStar PA modules as the world's best selling products in their class. We anticipate growing our business with LG as these handsets ramp into volume production. Additionally, we look forward to supplying next-generation PowerStar products to LG as they introduce new feature-rich and fashionable handsets for GSM and GSM-derivative air interface standards."

RF Micro Devices Inc.

LG Electronics Inc.

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