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TriQuint Harnesses Its Advanced Filter Technologies to Debut High-Performance Duplexer Bank for Toughest 3G / 4G Smartphone Bands

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, has harnessed its filter product expertise and broad technology portfolio to introduce a new high-performance duplexer bank. The new filter module serves two of the world’s most challenging RF bands for smartphones and other mobile devices.

TriQuint’s bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and temperature-compensated surface acoustic wave (TC-SAW) technologies are instrumental in enabling simultaneous voice and data for next-generation 3G / 4G smartphones, particularly in RF bands with the most demanding performance requirements. TriQuint’s new TQQ2526 duplexer bank leverages both technologies, utilizing BAW to support Band 25 and TC-SAW to serve Band 26 in the North American market. The module integrates two duplexers into a single, compact package that provides extended frequency range and requires less board space.

“TriQuint has built the most advanced portfolio of filter technologies to help our customers solve interference issues in the toughest 3G/4G smartphone bands,” said Tim Dunn, Vice President of Mobile Devices. “We’ve made significant investments in capacity and hired more engineers to deliver a growing line of high-performance filters, with more to come.”

4G Drives Demand for High-Performance Filters

As LTE rolls out, demand is surging for high-performance filters in multi-band smartphones. High-end smartphones house a rapidly growing number of cellular and Wi-Fi bands to support 2G / 3G / 4G voice and data services, as well as global roaming. Amid a global spectrum crunch, new 4G bands are being squeezed next to pre-existing bands, often with minimal guard bands. Advanced filter technology is needed to mitigate the resulting interference issues.

For more information on TriQuint’s filter opportunities, read our recent release. TriQuint has recorded several recent design wins for its high-performance filters in sought-after 4G smartphones from manufacturers including Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility and Samsung*.

Product Details

TriQuint’s new TQQ2526 duplexer bank provides outstanding filter performance, with high isolation over the full bandwidth and very low variation over temperate ranges. The highly integrated, ultra-small 2.8x4.7x1mm module features a single antenna connection, eliminating the need for antenna switching. Its low transmit insertion loss reduces total current consumption, extending battery life and usage time. The TQQ2526 enhances receiver sensitivity and dynamic range with low Rx insertion loss and high rejection of Tx signals at the Rx ports.

The TQQ2526 is sampling now and scheduled for mass production by June. Visit TriQuint in Booth 6E-84 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 25-28 for more information about the company’s advanced filter solutions. To locate one of TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or local and field sales representatives, please visit www.triquint.com/sales.

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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 ‘leading’, ‘most challenging’, ‘high performance’ 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.

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