The new center will expand RFMD's product development capacity to support original design manufacturers (ODMs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and local and international handset manufacturers throughout the Far East. Increasing RFMD's internal design capacity of front-end solutions and transceivers will allow for significantly improved design cycle times and reduced manufacturing and shipping costs to customers.
"The opening of RFMD's new research and development center greatly increases the value we provide our existing customers and enables RFMD to further meet customer demand in Greater China," said David Wang, RFMD country manager of China & director of the Shanghai research and development center. "With this new center, RFMD's world-class R&D team is better equipped to deliver innovative RF solutions that meet our customers' needs."
" RFMD's continued expansion into the Greater China market demonstrates our focus on supporting the local manufacturers in this territory," said Greg Thompson, RFMD vice president of worldwide sales and applications engineering. "This new location will expand our research and development efforts, while strengthening RFMD's operations across Greater China as a complete source for design, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and field applications engineering support."
With the addition of RFMD's new research and development center, the Company's investment in the Greater China market includes a sales and customer support center in Shenzhen, China, a module assembly facility and test and tape and reel facility in Beijing, China, a customer support center in Shanghai, China and a sales and customer support center in Taipei, Taiwan. RFMD employs more than 1000 people in the Greater China area
About RFMD: RFMD (NASDAQ: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications. RFMD's power amplifiers, transmit modules, cellular transceivers and system-on-chip (SOC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in current- and next-generation mobile handsets, cellular base stations, wireless local area networks (WLANs) and global positioning systems (GPS). Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier enabling the world's leading mobile device manufacturers to deliver advanced wireless capabilities that satisfy current and future market demands.
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