Avago Technologies Announces Industry's Smallest Integrated RF Front-End Module for GSM/UMTS Band 1 Handsets

BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 12, 2007— Avago Technologies today announced the industry's smallest integrated RF front-end module for UMTS Band 1 handsets. The company is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. Avago's new AFEM-7780 module integrates the company's innovative FBAR (Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator)-based duplexer with its advanced CoolPAM power amplifier technology to provide users with industry leading battery life, superior signal reception and high performance.

Based on wireless GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) technology, UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is a worldwide communication standard which enables broadband packet-based transmission of High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) applications, such as text, digitized voice, video and multimedia. UMTS has begun to roll out worldwide; Band 1 is the first UMTS frequency band to be available.

Measuring 4 mm x 7 mm x 1.1 mm and supplied in a 20-pin surface mount package, the ultra-small AFEM-7780 handles critical RF functionality and frees up to 50% of PCB space on the handset currently needed for this functionality. By combining a transmitter filter, power amplifiers, coupler and duplexer into one module, the AFEM-7780 dramatically reduces the need for engineering resources and speeds time to market.

Avago's award winning FBAR-based technology provides an industry low insertion loss and outstanding isolation, which improves efficiency and receiver sensitivity and makes it perfectly suited for addressing the complexities of UMTS Band 1. Offering the lowest average operating current in the industry, Avago's CoolPAM power amplifiers provide up to 30 minutes more talk time and excellent linearity.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The AFEM-7780 is priced at $4.50 in 1,000 unit quantities. Avago's highly compact AFEM-7780 is currently sampling to customers. Volume shipments will be available in Q207.

Avago will showcase its latest mobile handset solutions at the 3GSM World Congress in booth number H61, Hall 2 during the week of February 12-15 in Barcelona, Spain.

Avago's Mobile Appliance Solutions

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets and PDAs. In addition to infrared transceivers for transmitting data, Avago provides FBAR filters and CoolPAM power amplifiers that save battery life and help shrink handset size, surface-mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options, proximity sensors that automate the speakerphone, and ambient light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances. More information about Avago's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at www.avagotech.com/mobile.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

Avago, Avago Technologies, and the A logo are trademarks of Avago Technologies Limited in the United States and other countries.

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