TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2007 Earnings

HILLSBORO, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 25, 2007— TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TQNT), a supplier of high performance products for communications applications, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, which included the following highlights:

First Quarter 2007

-- Revenues totaled $110.6 million and increased nearly 26% over the first quarter of 2006

-- Gross margin improved 0.8% over the first quarter of 2006

-- Gross margin improved 1.7% over the fourth quarter of 2006

-- Handset yields improved.

-- Earnings for the first quarter were $6.4 million or $0.05 per diluted share

-- Equity compensation expense was $1.7 million or $0.01 per diluted share

-- Excluding equity compensation expense earnings were $8.1M or $0.06 per diluted share

-- TriQuint retired $218.8 million of convertible subordinated notes upon maturity

-- TriQuint's cash and cash equivalents balance remained strong at $150.0 million

-- Cash flow from operations was $6.4 million

-- Record number of new handset design wins

-- Began shipments of power amplifier modules to a new top five handset customer

-- Booked $7.4 million in R&D supported by military and other contracts, the largest part coming from year three of our DARPA GaN development project

Commenting on the results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, Ralph Quinsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "the first quarter of 2007 was a solid quarter for TriQuint with better than seasonal revenue performance, improved gross margin percentage and earnings above the midpoint of our guidance. Revenues grew 26% and earnings grew 185% as compared to the first quarter of 2006. We recorded strong design win activity for handset products in the quarter, increased revenue in the space market and continued strong quote activity in the military market."

Summary Financial Results and Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2007:

Revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was $110.6 million as compared to revenue for the first quarter of 2006 of $87.9 million and $114.3 for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $6.4 million or $0.05 per diluted share. Net income for the first quarter of 2006 was $2.2 million or $0.02 per diluted share and net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $5.8 million or $0.04 per diluted share.

Excluding equity compensation expense of $1.7 million, net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $8.1 million or $0.06 per diluted share. Excluding equity compensation expense of $2.3 million, net income for the first quarter of 2006 was $4.5 million or $0.04 per diluted share. Excluding equity compensation expense of $2.0 million, net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $7.8 million or $0.05 per diluted share.

Gross margin for the first quarter of 2007 was 31.1%, compared to 29.4% for the fourth quarter of 2006 and 30.3% for the first quarter of 2006. Our margins for the first quarter were affected by a favorable product mix and improved yields on high volume handset products.

Excluding equity compensation expense, our gross margin for the first quarter of 2007 was 31.6%. Gross margin excluding equity compensation expense was 31.2% in the first quarter of 2006 and 29.9% in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2007 were $29.5 million, or 26.7% of revenue, as compared to $25.4 million, or 28.9% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006 and $27.0 million, or 23.6% of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Excluding equity compensation expense, operating expenses for the first quarter of 2007 were $28.3 million or 25.6% of revenue. Operating expenses excluding equity compensation expense were $23.9 million or 27.2% of revenue in the first quarter of 2006 and $25.6 million, or 22.3% of revenues in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities were $150.0 million as of March 31, 2007, representing a decrease of $223.2 million or 59.8% as compared to December 31, 2006. During the first quarter of 2007, TriQuint retired $218.8 million of its convertible subordinated notes upon maturity. Additionally, TriQuint acquired approximately $13.2 million of capital assets during the quarter. Depreciation and amortization expense for the first quarter of 2007 was approximately $7.7 million. Cash flow from operations was approximately $6.4 million during the quarter.

Outlook for the Second Quarter of 2007:

Revenue for the second quarter of 2007 is expected to be flat to slightly up from the first quarter of 2007. Equity compensation expense is expected to be approximately $2.0 million. Earnings are expected to be relatively flat, for the second quarter.

Conference Call:

TriQuint will host a conference call this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. PDT to discuss the results for the quarter as well as our future expectations for the Company. The call can be heard via webcast accessed through the "Investors" section of TriQuint's web site: www.triquint.com, or through www.Vcall.com. A replay will be available for 7 days by dialing (719) 457-0820, passcode 8671542.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release provides financial measures for net income, diluted earnings per share, gross margin and operating expenses that exclude equity compensation expense and the related tax effects, and are therefore not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance that enhances management's and investors' ability to evaluate TriQuint's operating results prior to the adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(R), Share-Based Payments.

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements such as statements of TriQuint's projected revenues, growth rates, gross margins, operating expenses, operating results, and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2007 and full year 2007 are statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements regarding continued market acceptance of our transmit modules and other products are also forward looking statements that contain risks and uncertainties. TriQuint cannot provide any assurance that future results will meet expectations. Results could materially differ based on various factors, including TriQuint's performance; demand for its products, ability to develop new products; improve yields; maintain product pricing; reduce costs; ability to win customers; market conditions; and the completion of TriQuint's independent auditor's review of the first quarter of 2007. In addition, historical information should not be considered an indicator of future performance. Additional considerations and important risk factors are described in TriQuint's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports can 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.

About TriQuint:

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TQNT) is a leading supplier of high performance modules, components and foundry services for the world's leading communications companies. The Company's focus is on the specialized expertise, materials and know-how of radio frequency (RF) and other high intermediate frequency applications. The Company enjoys diversity in its markets, applications, products, technology and customer base. Markets include wireless handsets, broadband communications, wireless base stations and military systems. TriQuint provides customers with standard and custom products as well as foundry services. The Company's products are designed on various wafer substrates including compound semiconductor materials such as gallium arsenide (GaAs) and piezoelectric crystals such as lithium tantalate (LiTaO3). The Company also uses a variety of process technologies using GaAs substrates including hetrojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) and pseudomophic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT). Using various other substrates the Company also manufacture surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) products. TriQuint customers include major communications companies worldwide. TriQuint has manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida, as well as an assembly plant in Costa Rica, plus sales/application support offices in Asia and design centers in New England, North Carolina and Germany.

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