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TriQuint Moves 4G Forward in Greater China with Six Major Chipset Providers, Including Market Leader MediaTek

May 13, 2014

As LTE gains momentum and Chinese smartphone manufacturers expand to the world market, MediaTek and other chipset providers turn to TriQuint to solve complex LTE challenges for next-gen mobile devices

HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced that its advanced filtering solutions and multi-band, multi-mode PA modules (MMPAs) for LTE smartphones have captured nearly 20 reference design wins with all six major chipset providers in Greater China.

“Our high-performance filters and MMPAs have earned a spot on 18 new reference designs in Greater China,” said Todd DeBonis, TriQuint’s Vice President of Global Sales and Strategic Development. “TriQuint is proud to collaborate with chipset suppliers and OEMs in this key market to accelerate the next generation of RF and solve wireless 4G coexistence challenges.”

Engineers developing consumer devices in China and Taiwan rely heavily on reference designs from chipset providers like MediaTek. These technical blueprints give OEMs a proven solution, which reduces risk significantly, shortens design cycles and speeds time to market. This is a crucial advantage for Chinese smartphone makers who are expanding beyond their own borders into the hyper-competitive global market.

“As Chinese consumers move to data-enabled smartphones and LTE band counts increase, TriQuint’s premium filters are playing a crucial role in solving the most challenging interference issues in today’s crowded RF spectrum,” said MT Hsieh, MediaTek’s Technical Director, Smartphone Business Unit. “We selected TriQuint’s advanced bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters not only for their superior performance, but also knowing we could count on TriQuint’s high-volume manufacturing capacity to assure supply as we pursue a bigger share of the global market.”

MediaTek, a world leader in systems-on-a-chip for wireless communications and home entertainment, overtook Intel in 2013 to capture the number two spot in the 3G UMTS baseband market, according to Strategy Analytics. MediaTek’s recent LTE chip announcements signal its intention to drive 4G baseband market share and revenues around the globe.

In addition to numerous reference design wins, TriQuint’s premium filters and high-performance MMPAs have scored multiple design wins for high-volume 4G smartphones in China, the world’s largest single smartphone market. Sales there soared more than 85% last year, according to Gartner. TriQuint also is benefiting from the build-out of 4G network infrastructure in China with increased sales of its base stations and other communications products. Analysts forecast more than 400,000 Chinese 4G LTE base stations will be deployed in 2014 alone.

To learn more about how TriQuint is accelerating the next generation of RF worldwide, visit http://www.triquint.com/. More information about our advanced filters can be found at http://www.triquint.com/applications/mobile-devices/advanced-filters. For details about how TriQuint’s MMPAs simplify increasingly complex smartphone design, visit http://www.triquint.com/products/all/integrated/mmpa. To locate TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, see www.triquint.com/sales.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as ‘leading’, ‘high performance’, ‘best-in-class’ or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint’s operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.

FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. TriQuint’s headquarters are located in Hillsboro, Oregon (USA), with international headquarters in Singapore. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

Ann Jansen, +1-503-615-9127

Strategic MarCom Manager

ann.jansen@triquint.com

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