CHINA: RDA Microelectronics, a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal SoC semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, has begun volume shipments of its RDALN16 GPS LNA for use in Samsung's 3G handsets deployed in Europe and emerging markets worldwide, such as South America.
Developed on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) CMOS process technology, RDA's GPS LNA is a high gain, low noise, small size amplifier ideally suited for GPS, Galileo and GLONASS applications in 2G and 3G handsets.
Vincent Tai, chairman and CEO of RDA Microelectronics, said: "We are very pleased to reach volume shipments for Samsung's 3G handsets and further advance our relationship. Through this partnership, we are able to further penetrate the 3G markets in emerging countries, while gaining access to developed markets in Europe.
"This win validates RDA's world-class technical capabilities and competitive strengths in producing high quality, low cost designs. We remain focused on expanding our market share penetration of the 2G and 3G markets through new product introductions and further developing relationships with global Tier-1 customers, such as Samsung."