Qorvo® Propels Deployment of 5G Networks with mmW 28GHz Solutions

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GREENSBORO, N.C., May 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced broad commercial availability of four high-performance 28GHz RF products for 5G base stations. Qorvo’s optimized architectures leverage the company’s field-proven Gallium Nitride on Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) process technologies to deliver leading-edge performance in miniaturized product footprints.

Roger Hall, general manager of Qorvo’s High Performance Solutions business unit, said, “Qorvo has collaborated with leading telecom OEMs to support more than 20 5G field trials worldwide. With the broad availability of our 28GHz portfolio, telecom providers can leverage the performance, low noise, high efficiency and small footprint of Qorvo’s field-proven line-up to quickly and cost-effectively deploy 5G millimeter wave networks.” 

Qorvo’s 28GHz offerings include the QPC1000 phase shifter, which integrates phase resolution with the ability to switch between transmit/receive functions; two transmit products – the TGA4030-SM GaAs medium-power amplifier/multiplier and the TGA2594 GaN-on-SiC power amplifier; and the QPA2628 GaAs low-noise amplifier. The complete suite of 28GHz transmit and receive solutions improves power efficiency and optimizes size to help telecom equipment providers build out 5G trial systems and accelerate the deployment of full millimeter wave 5G base station networks.

According to Joe Madden, founder of industry research firm Mobile Experts, the deployment of 5G will enable mobile operators to deliver mobile data more cost effectively. Madden estimates it costs operators more than $1,000 to deliver a megabit per second of LTE network capacity, and 5G is expected to reduce operator costs significantly. “Our cost model tells us that 5G should be able to achieve a 10x reduction in cost per bit, compared with LTE,” Madden said in a 2017 blog post.

Qorvo wireless infrastructure products will be showcased at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (#ims2017) in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 4-9, in booth #1510. To learn more about Qorvo’s high-performance solutions, visit: http://www.qorvo.com/gan

About Qorvo
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications.  We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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