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For the March quarter, RFMD anticipates share gains in smartphones and projects 3G/4G products will represent approximately two-thirds of total cellular revenue. The Company currently forecasts a greater-than- seasonal decline in sales to cellular handset manufacturers in China, primarily as a result of the impact of lunar new year on order visibility and the projected impact of channel inventory.


For the March 2012 quarter, RFMD expects March quarter revenue of approximately $185 million and gross margin to improve 200-300 basis points. The firm also anticipates that it will reduce inventory levels and generate positive free cash flow.


Bob Bruggeworth commented, “Although RFMD’s December quarter clearly did not live up to our expectations, RFMD’s growth drivers are very much intact, led by industry-leading new products and the release of exciting new product categories, like RFMD’s antenna control solutions. In the March 2012 quarter, we anticipate sales of 3G/4G components will continue to increase as a percentage of CPG revenue, and we expect MPG will outperform its underlying markets. We have begun to see signs of stabilisation in customer order activity, and we believe RFMD will return to growth in the June 2012 quarter.”


Dean Pridd added, “During the December quarter, RFMD’s market share gains in smartphones were offset by less than forecasted demand from manufacturers of handsets in China. Despite this, RFMD was able to generate cash flow from operations of approximately $46 million and free cash flow of approximately $38 million. In the March 2012 quarter, we currently expect sequential improvement in gross margin, and we anticipate RFMD’s gross margin will return to historical levels as revenue growth resumes.”


A webcast of the conference call discussing the results can be accessed by any interested party athttp://www.rfmd.com (under “Investors”).


A telephone playback of the conference may be accessed by dialling 303-590-3030 and entering pass code 4500529.


China rates TriQuint for its RF power


The firm has received several industry awards and recognition from key customers in China during 2011


Todd DeBonis, vice president of global sales and strategic development at TriQuint said, “The honours we have received in China are the direct result of our strong relationships with partners and customers,” said. “We begin 2012 by reaffirming our commitment to our customers and delivering market-leading innovation for connected devices and the networks that power them.”


Besides its 3G/4G solutions, TriQuint has been recognised for delivering innovative power amplifiers for 2G, WiFi and base stations.


TriQuint Power Amplifiers Selected for ZTE Smartphone Models


ZTE chose TriQuint’s TQM7M5012H and TQM7M5022 power amplifier modules (PAMs) for the 3G ZTE Blade and the new ZTE Skate, two standout offerings in ZTE’s global line of smartphones. TriQuint’s highly integrated PAMs offer superior RF performance, compact packaging and longer battery life.


TriQuint Named a Top 10 Most Popular Semiconductor Brand


For the second consecutive year, TriQuint was designated a top 10 “Most Popular Semiconductor Brand in China” in recognition of its sales revenue, localisation efforts, product performance and service. The China Electronic News (CEN) award nominees are compiled by the editors of the magazine and voted on by readers.


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