RF Micro Devices Inc., leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance semiconductor component technologies, was recently recognized in Compound Semiconductor magazine, which featured the company’s PowerSmart(TM) power platform (RFRD6460) as the compound semiconductor industry’s most innovative device of 2011.

“Compound Semiconductor is proud of the CS Industry Awards and the overwhelming response from the compound semiconductor industry,” Richard Stevenson, editor for Compound Semiconductor stated in the press release. “We feel it is important to highlight the technological achievements within the industry, such as RFMD’s PowerSmart. These categories and products represent key areas of innovation in the chip manufacturing process.”

The PowerSmart power platforms feature an RF Configurable Power Core(TM) that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, up to 4G LTE 64QAM. RFMD said its PowerSmart platform enables smartphone and tablet designers to eliminate months of development time, while covering broader segments of the market with a single design.

RFMD said the recognition and award represent PowerSmart’s position in an evolving market.

“We are extremely pleased that Compound Semiconductor magazine has recognized RFMD’s PowerSmart as the compound semiconductor industry’s most innovative device of 2011. RFMD is sharply focused on expanding our leadership in compound semiconductors into multiple markets, and we believe PowerSmart is at the forefront of a technology shift to converged front ends in multi-mode, multiband smartphone,” Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD stated. “In addition to our GaAs-based PowerSmart technology, RFMD’s efforts in GaAs-based concentrated photovoltaics and GaN-based high power amplifiers are serving to extend the role of compound semiconductors in the world’s fastest growing markets.”

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