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Ruckus Wireless Chooses TriQuint’s Two New High-Power WLAN Modules for Demanding Fifth-Generation 802.11ac Applications

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) , a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced that Ruckus Wireless, a global supplier of advanced wireless systems, has selected TriQuint’s two new high-performance 5GHz WLAN power amplifiers (PAs) for its top-performing fifth-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi platforms.

“When building a world-class wireless system, it’s all about unwavering attention to detail and using the best possible components available,” said Victor Shtrom, Co-Founder and Chief Wireless Architect for Ruckus Wireless. “TriQuint’s high-power WLAN solutions help us deliver best-in-class Wi-Fi systems that give our carrier and enterprise customers unparalleled Wi-Fi performance. That’s the bottom line.”

Several other leading Wi-Fi infrastructure OEMs are evaluating TriQuint’s new PAs. The TQP5525 and the TQP5523 deliver best-in-class linearity1 to support the technically challenging features of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, such as multiple-use MIMO with minimal co-channel interference. TriQuint’s new PAs also are designed to support the power and voltage requirements of Power over Ethernet (PoE)2 applications. The TQP5525 provides 0.5W output power, while the TQP5523 supports 0.25W to achieve lower power consumption at a lower cost.

“TriQuint continues to deliver advanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi products that enable OEMs to support the users’ increasing demand for faster data throughput,” said James Klein, TriQuint’s Vice President of Infrastructure and Defense Products. “Our new WLAN power amplifiers are optimized for high data rates and range, which creates a unique user experience in the rapidly expanding Internet infrastructure market. According to customer feedback, our TQP5525 delivers up to 3dB higher power output over our closest competition, which would double the operating range of access points delivering 802.11ac throughput.”

As consumers and businesses increasingly turn to Wi-Fi networks for data and multimedia connectivity, adoption of the 802.11ac standard continues to accelerate. Wi-Fi devices with the new standard are expected to represent 45 percent of consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments by year-end, according to ABI Research.3 Significant growth in Wi-Fi network deployments also is being fueled by service providers’ plans to off-load and compliment data traffic from strained LTE networks, especially in congested urban areas.

The broadband performance of these TriQuint power amplifiers supports the global expansion of available Wi-Fi spectrum as well as the emerging intelligent transportation systems planned in the dedicated short-range communications4 (DSRC) bands, also known as the intelligent transportation system5 (ITS) band. Adhering to the strict regulatory emissions required in the automotive industry, these PAs are being implemented on a new generation of intelligent driving systems with consumer-friendly, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications that will enhance safety on the road, optimize traffic patterns to reduce congestion, and improve the environment by reducing emission and gas consumption. The PAs operate over the broadest frequency range (4.9 – 5.925 GHz) available on the market, providing a single solution that supports the expansion of the Wi-Fi spectrum as well as V2V deployments.

To learn more about how TriQuint’s WLAN connectivity products are powering RF advancements, visit http://www.triquint.com/applications/networks/wlan-bluetooth. To locate our distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, see www.triquint.com/sales.

Forward-Looking Statements

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT) 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 involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as ‘leading,’ ‘high performance,’ ‘best-in-class’ or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint’s operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other “Risk Factors” set forth in TriQuint’s most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.

FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world’s top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 40,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

Ruckus and Ruckus Wireless are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Based on internal TriQuint competitive performance tests and datasheet comparisons
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet
3 https://www.abiresearch.com/press/1391-million-consumer-wi-fi-access-points-shipped-
4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedicated_short-range_communications
5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_transportation_system

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