TriQuint Announces Quad-Band Polar GSM / EDGE Power Amplifier Module Optimized for Operation With Qualcomm(R) Multimode Chipsets

BARCELONA, Spain & HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2006--

New Module Offers the Wireless Phone Market's Best Talk-Time; Built-in Temperature Compensation; Requires no External Bypass Components

TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq:TQNT) today announced the release of its newest quad-band GSM / EDGE-polar power amplifier module (PAM), the TQM7M5003, as a key member of its EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM evolution) and WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access) total RF front-end strategy. The new module provides the market's best GSM / GPRS (general packet radio service) and EDGE efficiency for wireless (cellular) handsets in a standard industry footprint. Greater efficiency translates into longer battery life for next-generation wireless phones, particularly as the EDGE standard targets increased data rates needed for new multimedia / data-intensive applications. The module's size and height make it ideal for the slim-line, compact form factors that phone manufacturers and consumers favor.

TriQuint's new TQM7M5003 is intended for use in GSM / EDGE wireless handsets and data cards in the GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 bands. It is optimized for operation with Qualcomm's multi-mode transceiver chipsets and supports both class 12 GPRS mode and E2 open loop polar EDGE mode. The product's efficiency complements TriQuint's total RF 3G system solution announced February 8th.

"Our new EDGE PA module includes a superior power controller which, in conjunction with the gallium arsenide (GaAs) HBT (heterojunction bipolar transistor) amplifier, provides consistent AM/AM (amplitude to amplitude) and AM/PM (amplitude to phase) characteristics over temperature, frequency, input power, and battery voltage," said Paul Cooper, TriQuint Semiconductor Product Marketing Manager. "We believe we're truly offering the customer exactly what the market has been asking for: a smaller module that occupies less phone board space with superior efficiency for longer talk-times, all in a form factor that requires no external bypass components, no external Vcc (collector supply voltage) routing and no directional coupler."

TriQuint's latest addition to its EDGE PA module family complements a full line of GSM / EDGE and WCDMA products for current and next-generation wireless handsets. TriQuint offers PAs, PA modules, transmit / receive modules and switches / switch modules for the entire range of GSM standards including 2.5G and 3G applications. The product's high reliability is assured through utilizing TriQuint's third generation InGaP (indium gallium phosphide) GaAs HBT process technologies and proven module design techniques.

See TriQuint's newest module at the company's GSM World Congress exhibition (Hall 2, Space H75) in Barcelona, Spain, (13th-16th February). The GSM World Congress is the largest convention and exhibition dedicated to GSM wireless communications, now with more than 2 billion global subscribers.

Samples and production quantities of the TQM7M5003 GSM / EDGE-Polar power amplifier module are available. For pricing information, demonstration boards, samples, plus the direct assistance of its worldwide application support team, please contact your local sales representative, or visit the website: www.triquint.com. To obtain technical specifications, please contact TriQuint Product Marketing at this e-mail address: TQM7M5003-info@tqs.com.


TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT) is a leading supplier of high performance components for communications applications. The company strives for diversity in its markets, applications, products, technology, and customer base. Markets include wireless phones, base stations, broadband and military with a specific focus on RF, analog and mixed signal applications. TriQuint provides customers with standard and custom product solutions as well as foundry services. Products are based on advanced process technologies including gallium arsenide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW). TriQuint customers include major communications companies worldwide. TriQuint has manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida, a production plant in Costa Rica, and design centers in New England and Germany. All manufacturing and production facilities are certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard.

TriQuint is headquartered at 2300 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and can be reached at 503/615-9000 (fax 503/615-8900). Visit TriQuint at www.triquint.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those associated with unpredictability and volatility of the price of the Company's common stock and the securities of other companies in the Company's industry, the performance of and conditions in the United States and world financial markets, the policies and actions of the United States and other governments, and the general political, economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere, as well as the "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports can also be accessed at the SEC web site, www.sec.gov.

A reader of this release should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risk factors and should not consider the list to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. TriQuint does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

Paul Cooper,

Product Marketing Manager


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Mark Andrews,

Marketing Communications Manager

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