ANADIGICS' PA Equips Samsung's Ultra MPEG4 Video 3G Phone

2007-05-15 11:39 960

Ultra Modern, Multimedia Rich Samsung F500 Phone Relies on ANADIGICS' AWT6277 PA

WARREN, N.J., May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) today announced that they are shipping production volumes of ANADIGICS AWT6277 HELP(TM) WCDMA power amplifier (PA) module for the innovative Samsung F500 3G UMTS phone. The SGH-F500 features a dual-face design offering a "multimedia side" and "phone side" aimed to address the European market.

The SGH-F500 offers some of the most versatile mobile phone features available to wireless phone users to date, including a 2 mega pixel camera with 400MB internal memory, expandable with the use of an external memory card. It delivers optimal viewing capabilities on a large 2.4" screen that can display video in both landscape and portrait modes. Furthermore, the SGH-F500's 3G capabilities make it the first handset to support DivX video codec and the play back of several audio and video formats including, MP3, AAC, WMA, MPEG4, H.264, and WMV.

"We are very pleased that Samsung has selected ANADIGICS' industry-leading 3G WCDMA power amplifier for the SGH-F500," said Dr. Bami Bastani, President & CEO of ANADIGICS. "ANADIGICS' leading line of wireless WCDMA HELP(TM) products and strategic relationships with tier-one manufacturers like Samsung positions us to be a strong player in the advanced multimedia 3G handsets for the ultra-modern, multimedia lifestyle."

Specifically designed to meet the needs of feature rich mobile handsets, the AWT6277 HELP(TM) WCDMA PA includes ANADIGICS' High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP(TM)) technology which reduces WCDMA average power consumption by 50%. Combined with low leakage current in shutdown mode, the AWT6277 PA delivers longer battery life and additional talk-time-two key metrics for mobile handset designers.

The self-contained 4 mm x 4 mm x 1.1 mm surface-mount PA incorporates matching networks optimized for output power, efficiency, and linearity in a 50 Ω (ohm) system, which reduces device footprint and the need for external components, making it extremely well suited for super-thin designs. AWT6277 HELP(TM) PA is enabled by ANADIGICS' advanced patented InGaP-Plus(TM) HBT technology which combines InGaP HBT & pHEMT devices on the same die and delivers state-of-the-art performance, reliability, temperature stability, and ruggedness.

The ANADIGICS AWT6277 PA is available now. For additional information, contact ANADIGICS by phone (908) 668-5000 or FAX (908) 668-5132 or visit the Company's Web site at

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US $63.4 billion and net income of US $8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business, and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit .


ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The Company's products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules.

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