RFMD unveils suite of products for entry smartphone segment

February 27, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
RF Micro Devices' entry product portfolio now includes multiple solutions for 2G and 3G entry smartphones that solve the increasingly complex RF requirements of such smartphones with respect to cost, band count, and thermal dissipation.

These entry products include GaAs- and silicon-based power amplifiers and transmit modules for 2G and 3G entry smartphones, enabling RFMD to deliver complete RF reference designs, from the transceiver to the antenna.

RFMD intends to expand its entry product portfolio in calendar 2013 to include fully integrated silicon-based multimode power amplifiers and multimode transmit modules, bringing unprecedented levels of integration to the entry and mid-tier smartphone segments.

Industry analysts estimate quarterly shipments of entry smartphones will reach record levels, as new smartphone models proliferate across all tiers and as entry smartphone prices drop below $100.