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TriQuint Introduces Industry's Most Integrated Small Cell Power Amplifier: Reduces Board Space 50%

Hillsboro, Oregon and Richardson, Texas (USA) - September 26, 2013 - TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today introduced its first integrated power amplifier solution for 'small cell' and active antenna base stations that dramatically reduces board space while delivering high efficiency. Small cell solutions are key components in 3G/4G mobile networks including LTE.

TriQuint's integrated small cell power amplifier, the TGA2450-SM, is the first in a family serving all key mobile infrastructure frequency bands. The new power amplifier and other integrated solutions for base station, networks and defense applications will be displayed during the European Microwave Week exhibition, October 8-10, 2013 (Nuremberg, Germany).

As the name implies, 'small cell' radio systems have deliberately-defined coverage areas that can improve connectivity where it is most needed. The radio transceivers in these systems are smaller by design to support indoor or outdoor deployment as required. By significantly reducing board space, network infrastructure OEMs can reduce the size of radio systems and their bills of materials.

"The market trend is towards more densely-packed, smaller radio links - small cells. TriQuint's highly-integrated solution offers the flexibility to support our customers' emerging designs. Our product family uses only half the space of traditional discrete parts," says Infrastructure and Defense Products Vice President and General Manager, James L. Klein.

Noted infrastructure researcher Earl J. Lum reports that small cell and active antenna solutions will be a growing part of infrastructure and future heterogeneous networks supporting faster 3G/4G data rates.

"Highly integrated power amplifier solutions such as the TGA2450-SM and filtering technology offered by TriQuint support additional network capacity, higher efficiency systems and reduced system BOMs. The overall LTE outdoor microcell market is expected to begin high volume shipments in 2014 and reach USD $1.8 billion by 2017," said Earl J. Lum, President of EJL Wireless Research.

Product Details:
Frequency Range (GHz)
Average Output Power (W)
PAR / P3dB (dBm) / (W)
Gain (dB)
Vcc / PAE
Linearity (dBc)
Package Style
Part Number
PA Module with Integrated Doherty
2.11 - 2.17
7.5-8 / 18
18 & 5 / 35%
-55 ACLR

Visit TriQuint during European Microwave Week in Stand 130/141, October 8-10 in the Nuremberg Convention Center. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting. Samples and evaluation fixtures of the new power amplifier are available. Register to receive product updates and TriQuint's newsletter. Visit us online for complete base station solutions.

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding TriQuint's intent to implement a program to repurchase shares of its common stock, the manner in which such program will be implemented, and the level of investment and sources of funding for the program. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in the statements herein. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include, among others, termination or suspension of the repurchase program, which may occur at any time, changes in the manner in which we implement the program, we may use substantially less than the full $75 million allocated under this repurchase program, fluctuations in the market price of our common stock and other risk factors described in TriQuint's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports can be accessed at the SEC web site, Except as required by law, TriQuint undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. A reader of this release should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risk factors and should not consider the risk factors described in TriQuint's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties.

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

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Infrastructure & Defense Products
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