Qorvo® Distributed Wi-Fi Increases Mesh Performance and Service Quality for Operators

WI-FI SOLUTIONS ENABLE SMALL FORM FACTORS, REDUCE COST OF NETWORK MAINTENANCE AND INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

GREENSBORO, NC, - January 8, 2018 - Qorvo® (NASDAQ: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, is enabling the expansion of distributed Wi-Fi solutions in the home through a portfolio of 802.11ax products that improves Wi-Fi coverage, enables smaller devices and reduces costs. These products include Wi-Fi front end modules, Wi-Fi BAW 2.4GHz bandedge and LTE coexistence filters, and Wi-Fi integrated front end modules (iFEMs).


"In the last year, we have seen a flood of new distributed Wi-Fi mesh network products released in the marketplace," said Christian Kim, senior analyst, IoT and connectivity, for IHS Markit, a global business information provider. "With the addition of smart home devices and the increasing home use of streaming services, such as Netflix or Spotify, we expect to see continued introduction of new distributed Wi-Fi mesh systems in 2018." 1

Distributed Wi-Fi networks, also known as Wi-Fi mesh, use multiple routers to spread Wi-Fi signals throughout the home. Qorvo maximizes the output power of in-home Wi-Fi signals while simultaneously optimizing their efficiency and lowering power consumption. The company's Wi-Fi modules enable consumers to fully utilize the frequency band, whereas competitive products with sub-par filters have trouble accessing the full spectrum.

As a result, Qorvo technology delivers expanded coverage and reduced energy costs for consumers, while service providers and manufacturers benefit from improved customer satisfaction and fewer service calls and truck rolls.

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, "The notion of ‘power' can be confusing, but Qorvo's innovation labs have figured out how to maximize the output power of Wi-Fi signals throughout the home, while optimizing efficiency to lower power consumption. With Qorvo's advanced RF technology, equipment makers can create distributed Wi-Fi networks that use unobtrusive end devices throughout the home, eliminate dead spots, and scale to more applications and users. Qorvo eliminates Wi-Fi problems before they emerge."

Qorvo's distributed Wi-Fi mesh solutions are in production, and have secured multiple design wins, including several top equipment providers that connect millions of consumers around the world.

Qorvo products that solve the IoT's toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 (#CES2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.

More information about the IoT is available by downloading the Qorvo free e-book series, "Internet of Things For Dummies®." The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at: http://www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies. In addition, a video about Qorvo's senior lifestyle system - can be accessed here.

Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. Information about Qorvo solutions for this market is available at: www.qorvo.com/applications/internet-of-things. Qorvo's latest white paper about the future of Wi-Fi - Where is Wi-Fi Heading? - can be accessed here.

About Qorvo

Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit http://www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1 Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, High Performance Wireless Intelligence Service, October 2017. Information is not an endorsement of Qorvo. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit www.technology.ihs.com for more details.

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