April 22, 2010 17:00 ET

ANADIGICS Celebrates 25 Years of Technology Innovation

Company Rings in Anniversary With the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

WARREN, NJ and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) -  Celebrating its 25th anniversary helping shape the mobile communications industry, ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is ringing the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market today. Founded in 1985, ANADIGICS has set the industry standard in high performance radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) design technology. ANADIGICS has built its reputation as a pioneer of RF technology over the course of 25 years by combining its expertise in RF design, communications industry knowledge, and commitment to innovating in process manufacturing.

Today ANADIGICS is focused on enabling the telecommunications industry's move into fourth-generation (4G) technologies by delivering advanced RF ICs that significantly improve product design and functionality for wireless communications. The company also delivers the latest technology for broadband and CATV.

"Reaching a silver anniversary is a significant milestone for any technology company, and we take tremendous pride in the innovations we've brought to market over the years," stated Mario Rivas, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANADIGICS. "It's an exciting time to be part of the communications industry. Our customers continue to raise the bar in terms of product innovation, new applications, and high speed, reliable connectivity, and we will continue to rise to the occasion, delivering quality products to market with the right performance at the right time."

Key Facts and Highlights:
ANADIGICS has achieved numerous milestones over the course of 25 years:

1985: ANADIGICS is founded by Ron Rosenzweig, George Gilbert and Charles Huang in Warren, New Jersey. The fledgling company quickly becomes a recognized innovator, producing 3-inch GaAs wafers for use in radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) designed primarily for military applications, direct satellite broadcasting and later the cable television market.

1988: First company patent issued to ANADIGICS; the patent was for current bleeder amplifiers with positive feedback.

1993: ANADIGICS becomes the first GaAs IC manufacturer to achieve ISO certification (ISO9001).

1995: ANADIGICS becomes a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock market.

1997: ANADIGICS designs and manufactures the world's first commercial dual-band, dual-model GaAs power amplifier for the cellular and PCS market.

1999: Company opens world's first six-inch analog GaAs wafer fab in Warren, NJ, and ramps production immediately.

1999: ANADIGICS develops and manufactures the world's first InGaP HBT (indium gallium phosphide heterojunction bipolar transistor) technology on 6-inch wafers to be used in products for cellular and PCS handsets.

2004: ANADIGICS realizes another "world's first" with the development of "InGaP-Plus", the industry's first low-cost manufacturable Gallium Arsenide-based BiFET (Bipolar Field Effect Transistor) process that monolithically integrates two types of transistors on the same chipset. This development enabled enabling high volume production of commercial Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) at a minimum cost.

2005: ANADIGICS surpasses the 25 million mark in shipping InGaP HBT power amplifiers for LAN applications.

2010: Company celebrates 25th anniversary of designing and manufacturing award-winning technology and products for communications markets worldwide.

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ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is celebrating 25 years as a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband, wireless and wireline communications markets. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning 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. For more information, visit

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