SOURCE: ANADIGICS

ANADIGICS

October 25, 2009 21:00 ET

ANADIGICS' New 4G Power Amplifier Delivers Superior Performance for Rapidly-Growing Mobile WiMAX Marketplace

Highly Efficient AWT6264 Meets Both WiMAX Linearity and Spectrum Mask Requirements at +25dBm Output Power

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - October 25, 2009) - ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) today launched a new 4G power amplifier (PA) that delivers high output power, exceptional linearity and extremely high efficiency for mobile WiMAX applications in the 2.3-2.7 GHz spectrum. Developed for use in handsets, PC cards/dongles and embedded WiMAX modules, the AWT6264 enables high performance mobile devices that conform to the IEEE802.16e standard and maximizes battery life for mobile WiMAX applications.

As the first mobile broadband wireless standard to be made available commercially, WiMAX technology is the cornerstone of networks serving mobile subscribers around the world today. In a recent research report, Maravedis, Inc. estimates that the number of WiMAX subscribers will exceed 75 million by 2014. Furthermore, the report projects that more than 100 million mobile WiMAX enabled devices will ship in that same year.

Glenn Eswein, Director of Product Marketing for ANADIGICS, reports, "Global WiMAX roll-outs will dramatically increase the demand for broadband wireless subscriber products, with battery life being a key differentiator in the market. Our AWT6264 delivers industry-leading levels of power efficiency to manufacturers without compromising RF performance or operating bandwidth."

The wide 2.3-2.7 GHz operating bandwidth of the AWT6264 enables OEMs to serve multiple geographies with a single device. In addition, the 4mm x 4mm x 1mm device, which includes fully-matched RF ports, an integrated output power detector and an integrated step attenuator, supports faster product development cycles and requires less PC board space than more discrete solutions.

Joe Cozzarelli, Director of ANADIGICS' Wireless Infrastructure and WiMAX Product Development, adds, "This new power amplifier module offers +25dBm output power, together with the linearity and spectrum mask performance required by service providers operating in the 2.5 GHz spectrum. The performance of the AWT6264 enables a class of mobile devices that will provide the consumer with a rich wireless broadband experience."

AWT6264 Product Specs Highlights:

--  Operates in the 2.3-2.7 GHz spectrum (USA, Russia, Taiwan, Japan, S.
    Korea, Malaysia)
--  Delivers +25dBm linear output power, meeting WiMAX spectrum mask and
    contributing typically 2.5% EVM
--  Provides 30dB of RF gain
--  Operates with a typical power-added efficiency of 24%
--  Integrates a step attenuator and an output power detector
    


The AWT6264 is sampling now. For additional product information, pricing or samples, contact your local ANADIGICS representative. Visit www.anadigics.com/worldwide_sales to locate a sales representative or distributor in your area; or contact ANADIGICS at +1.908.668.5000 (phone) or +1.908.668.5132 (FAX).

About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is 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 www.anadigics.com.

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Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These projections and forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives, estimates or goals are forward-looking statements. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be achieved and actual results and developments could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain factors. Important factors that could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such projections and forward-looking statements include those factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, and those discussed elsewhere herein.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Charlotte Chiang
    ANADIGICS, Inc.
    141 Mt. Bethel Road
    Warren, New Jersey, 07059
    Tel: +1 908.668.5000
    E-mail: cchiang@anadigics.com

    Corporate Contact
    Jennifer Palella
    ANADIGICS, Inc.
    141 Mt. Bethel Road
    Warren, NJ 07059
    Tel: +1 908.668.5000
    E-mail: jpalella@anadigics.com

    Investor Relations
    Thomas Shields
    ANADIGICS, Inc.
    141 Mt. Bethel Road
    Warren, NJ 07059
    Tel: +1 908.412.5995
    E-mail: tshields@anadigics.com