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Premier Devices – Passive Components


Premier Devices, Inc. engages in the design and development of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components and subsystems. The company offers wireless and RF products, mixers, splitters, transformers, couplers, isolators, circulators, substrates, and microwave technical solutions. Its products are used in various applications, including cellular telephones and networks, mobile data applications, wireless local loops, wireless local area networks, broadband/CATV, RFID, satellite communications, vehicle sensors, navigation, and wireline and wireless high-speed voice/data/video communication systems, such as CATV, cellular base stations, and fiber optics and radar.

On April 3, 2006 (“the closing date”), Sirenza acquired Premier Devices, Inc. (“PDI”). PDI designs, manufactures and markets complementary RF components featuring technologies common to existing and planned Sirenza products.

Premier Devices, Inc. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, PDI designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of products including a family of amplifiers for CATV infrastructure applications and a broad range of RF components for wireless and other communication network applications. PDI also provides custom manufacturing and testing services through its microwave technical solutions business line. PDI has approximately 500 employees in design and manufacturing centers in San Jose, CA, Shanghai, China and Nuremberg, Germany, serving a diverse customer base of many of the world’s leading technology companies including Alcatel, C-Cor, Huawei, Motorola, RFS, Scientific Atlanta and ZTE.

Sirenza Microdevices is a supplier of radio frequency (RF) components. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, with design centers throughout the U.S., Sirenza Microdevices designs and develops RF components for commercial communications, consumer, and aerospace and defense (A&D) equipment markets. Sirenza’s integrated circuit (IC) and multi-chip module (MCM) product lines include amplifiers, power amplifiers, transceivers, tuners, discrete devices, RF signal processing components, signal source components, government and military specified components, and antennae and receivers for satellite radio. Certifications include ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (registered by QMI).

Aug. 13 RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, and Sirenza Microdevices (Nasdaq: SMDI), a supplier of radio frequency (RF) components, announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement. RFMD acquired Sirenza Microdevices created the world’s largest, most diversified and best positioned RF Company. RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications. RFMD’s power amplifiers, transmit modules, cellular transceivers and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in current- and next-generation mobile handsets, cellular base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and global positioning systems (GPS). Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier enabling the world’s leading mobile device manufacturers to deliver advanced wireless capabilities that satisfy current and future market demands.

Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, RFMD is a manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD’s web site at http://www.rfmd.com.