SOURCE: ANADIGICS

ANADIGICS

September 01, 2009 09:00 ET

ANADIGICS' New EDGE Power Amplifier Delivers 3G Performance With Superior Efficiency

New Smaller AWE6159 Provides EDGE Capability Required by GSM Operators Upgrade to 3G Networks

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) today launched its new AWE6159 quad-band polar EDGE power amplifier (PA) module, which is designed to meet the stringent performance requirements for GMSK and EDGE modes in mobile devices using open-loop polar modulation schemes required by top-tier 3G chipset providers. The 5x5mm AWE6159 is 49% smaller than ANADIGICS' previous generation of polar EDGE PAs and delivers higher saturated output power levels required by 3G devices.

"The new, much smaller AWE6159 includes an integrated power control for GMSK and EDGE modes to allow easy conversion between these two modes. It's this key feature that successfully drove the adoption of our AWT6280 EDGE PA into millions of handsets, smartphones and data devices," says Bruce Webber, Director of Marketing at ANADIGICS. "Many GSM operators have upgraded their networks, and EDGE capability is being designed into forthcoming WCMDA/HSPA mobile devices to provide the necessary compatibility."

ANADIGICS' new AWE6159 also includes separate amplifier chains to support GSM850/900 bands and for DCS/PCS bands, each optimized to deliver GMSK and 8-PSK modulated RF with superior efficiency and low harmonics. In addition, the AWE6159 adds voltage tracking circuitry to assure Output RF Spectrum (ORFS) meets requirements at low battery voltage conditions.

Joe DeMoura, EDGE Product Line Director at ANADIGICS, Inc., states, "The highly integrated AWE6159 directly addresses the needs of the 3G marketplace by delivering the higher saturated output power levels required for multi-mode devices, together with the linearity required for spec-compliant performance from top-tier 3G chipsets. The 49% size reduction significantly decreases board area while the lower battery current meets the growing efficiency requirements of 3G devices to preserve battery life and extend talk/data time."

AWE6159 Product Specifications

Frequency (MHz):    Quad Band
GSM Output Power:   GSM850/900: 35 dBm
                    DCS/PCS: 33 dBm
EDGE Output Power:  GSM850/900: 29 dBm
                    DCS/PCS: 28.5 dBm
GSM Efficiency:     GSM850/900: 55%
                    DCS/PCS: 51%
EDGE Efficiency:    GSM850/900: 28%
                    DCS/PCS: 28%

Samples of the AWE6159 are available now. For additional product information, pricing or samples, visit: www.anadigics.com/worldwide_sales; 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.

Safe Harbor Statement

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, NJ, 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

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