An undisclosed manufacturer of next-generation 3G/4G and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) smart phones has selected RF Micro Devices (RFMD) to provide variations of the chip maker’s high-efficiency WCDMA, 4G, and LTE power amplifiers. RFMD currently supports multiple devices for this manufacturer with a range of devices including PowerSmart power platforms, 3G/4G power amplifiers, and switch-based components. The power amps promise an enhanced user experience by extending battery life and trimming thermal impacts. The device family currently covers WCDMA bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 and LTE bands 4, 7, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21, covering common UMTS/HSPA+ and LTE bands and combos. More multimode, multi-band, and single-mode LTE variants will appear in the first half of this year.

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