RFMD opens facility in China

Sept. 20, 2002 – Greensboro, NC – RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a provider of proprietary RFICs for wireless communications applications, said that production shipments have begun from its new test and tape and reel facility in Beijing, China.

The facility is located in the Beijing Xingwang Industrial Park, which is situated in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area in Beijing, China.

The facility provides direct, local support to Chinese handset manufacturers, original design manufacturers and international handset manufacturers with operations in China.

The company anticipates its local presence will help accelerate time-to-market of key components, reduce manufacturing and shipping costs, and contribute to improved inventory management. In addition, the company anticipates its strategic location in Beijing will help generate additional growth in China and other Asian countries.

RFMD began construction on the Beijing test and tape and reel facility in November 2001. The facility serves as the final stage of assembly for components manufactured at the company’s Greensboro, NC, campus. By the end of 2002, RFMD expects the new facility will test, tape and reel over 10 million modules.


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