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James Klein on How Infrastructure, Defense & Mobile Device Customers Will Benefit from TriQuint's Merger with RFMD

April 18, 2014 – Microwaves & RF recently interviewed James Klein, TriQuint's VP of Infrastructure and Defense Products, who gave insight into TriQuint's proposed merger with RFMD. He highlighted the combined company's goals and plans, how customers stand to benefit from the new company's much broader technology portfolio and how the merger will impact the network infrastructure, defense and aerospace, and mobile device markets.

"We look forward to merging TriQuint's advanced filter expertise and semiconductor capabilities with RFMD's strong background in semiconductors and internal packaging capabilities to create a market leader in products based on gallium-arsenide (GaAs), gallium-nitride (GaN), and CMOS technology," says James. "By joining together, TriQuint and RFMD will create a $2-billion RF powerhouse that offers a broad portfolio of enabling technologies with proven expertise in high-volume manufacturing."

You can read the interview online on the Microwaves & RF website or in their April 2014 print magazine.

No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, subscribe for or buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed mergers, Rocky Holding, Inc., a newly-formed holding company under RFMD ("HoldCo"), has filed with the SEC a Form S-4 (the "Registration/Joint Proxy Statement") which includes a registration statement and a preliminary prospectus with respect to HoldCo's shares to be issued in the mergers and a preliminary joint proxy statement of TriQuint and RFMD in connection with the mergers. This material is not a substitute for the final Registration/Joint Proxy Statement regarding the proposed mergers. The preliminary Registration/Joint Proxy Statement contains, and the final Registration/Joint Proxy Statement will contain, important information about the proposed mergers and related matters. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED AND ADVISED TO READ THE REGISTRATION/JOINT PROXY STATEMENT CAREFULLY. The Registration/Joint Proxy Statement and other relevant materials and any other documents filed by HoldCo, RFMD or TriQuint with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov. In addition, security holders of TriQuint will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement from TriQuint by contacting Investor Relations by mail at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (503) 615-9413, or by going to TriQuint's Investor Relations page on its corporate website at www.triquint.com; and security holders of RFMD will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration/Joint Proxy Statement from RFMD by contacting Investor Relations by mail at RF Micro Devices, Inc., 7628 Thorndike Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (336) 678-7088, or by going to RFMD's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.rfmd.com.

Participants in the Solicitation
RFMD, TriQuint and HoldCo and their respective directors, executive officers and various other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from RFMD's shareholders in connection with the proposed mergers. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of TriQuint or RFMD security holders in connection with the proposed mergers is set forth in the preliminary Registration/Joint Proxy Statement, and will also be set forth in the final Registration/Joint Proxy Statement. Information about TriQuint's directors and executive officers is set forth in TriQuint’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2014, and its Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which was filed with the SEC on April 10, 2014. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov, and from TriQuint by contacting Investor Relations by mail at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (503) 615-9413, or by going to TriQuint's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.triquint.com. Information about RFMD’s directors and executive officers is set forth in RFMD's Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on June 28, 2013, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on May 24, 2013. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, and from RFMD by contacting Investor Relations by mail at RF Micro Devices, Inc., 7628 Thorndike Road Greensboro, North Carolina 27409-9421, Attn: Investor Relations Department, by telephone at (336) 678-7088, or by going to RFMD's Investor Relations page on its corporate web site at www.rfmd.com. Additional information regarding the interests of these potential participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed mergers is included in the preliminary Registration/Joint Proxy Statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC.