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ANADIGICS Power Amplifier Enables Samsung's Ultra-Slim 3G EVDO Handset

2007-05-16 10:30 625

The SPH-m610 is designed for Sprint's Power Vision(SM) EVDO Network

WARREN, N.J., May 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) today announced that they are shipping production volumes of ANADIGICS AWT6307 HELP(TM) 3G CDMA EVDO power amplifier (PA) module to Samsung for its SPH-m610 mobile phone available through Sprint. The SPH-m610 is the thinnest clamshell wireless handset currently available in the United States.

Measuring less than half-inch in depth, the sleek handset features a large, crisp QVGA internal display, 2.0 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth(R) capable, speakerphone, advanced voice recognition and an external MicroSD(TM) memory card slot. The SPH-m610 enables customers to access the latest news, music and entertainment content at broadband-like speeds and play back favorite tunes in MP3, AAC or AAC+ formats. The attractive m610 provides quick and easy access to Sprint-exclusive content including Sprint Movies, the first service for mobile phones in the United States to stream full-length movies.

"We are delighted that Samsung Electronics has selected ANADIGICS' HELP2(TM) 3G CDMA EVDO power amplifier for the SPH-m610 mobile phone. The m610 delivers an innovative package of excellent video, music and memory capabilities," said Dr. Bami Bastani, President & CEO of ANADIGICS. "Our differentiating HELP2(TM) technology enables handset manufacturers to design feature rich 3G mobile devices with improved talk-time, making them ideal for today's popular ultra-thin handsets."

The AWT6307 uses ANADIGICS' patented InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which combines HBT and pHEMT devices on the same die, to enable state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability, and ruggedness. Through selectable bias modes, the AWT6307 achieves optimal efficiency across different output power levels, specifically at low- and mid-range power levels where the PA typically operates, thereby dramatically increasing handset talk-time and standby-time.

The AWT6307 meets the increasing demands for higher efficiency and smaller footprint CDMA EVDO handsets. The self contained 3 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm modules are designed for applications that require European Union's Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) solutions.

The ANADIGICS AWT6307 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 www.anadigics.com.

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 www.samsung.com.

About ANADIGICS, Inc.

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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