ANADIGICS Announces 3rd Generation Polar Edge Power Amplifier Designed for Use in Qualcomm Chipset Platforms

New AWT6155 Quad-Band Polar EDGE Power Amplifier Delivers Full Power Output in Polar EDGE Mode with a Smaller Footprint

BARCELONA, Spain, and WARREN, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets, today announced its new AWT6155 quad-band polar EDGE power amplifier (PA) module for 3G wireless handsets and equipment. ANADIGICS made the announcement this morning at the Mobile World Congress 2008 which is being held February 11-14 at the Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (ANADIGICS: Hall 2, Stand C19).

Designed to meet requirements for GSM and EDGE mode operation with Qualcomm's WCDMA and HSPA chipsets, ANADIGICS' new 3rd generation quad-band polar EDGE PA delivers full power output in a smaller package. The 5 x 5mm package, half the size of current generation EDGE PA modules, includes separate amplifier chains, one to support GSM850/900 bands, the other for DCS/PCS bands, which are both optimized for greater efficiency, power, and linearity in GMSK and 8PSK modulation. The PA includes an internal reference voltage and integrated power control scheme for simplified GMSK operation.

"The AWT6155 is half the size of current generation 7 x 7mm EDGE PA modules," said Joe DeMoura, ANADIGICS EDGE Product Line Manager. "That reduces RF board area in dual-, tri- and quad-band designs based on the latest generation of Qualcomm transceivers. The smaller package includes features that our customers expect in a high-performance EDGE PA -- separate amplifier chains for GSM850/900 and for DCS/PCS bands and optimized performance in both GMSK and 8PSK modes. The AWT6155 also has an internal reference voltage and integrated power control scheme for simplified GMSK operation, which makes production calibration faster and easier and reduces the number of external components required."

The AWT6155 incorporates ANADIGICS' proprietary InGaP-Plus(TM) technology for state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability and ruggedness. It is manufactured using a material set consistent with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

"ANADIGICS is committed to working with our customers -- design engineers at the world's top wireless equipment makers -- to achieve their goals faster and easier," said Ali Khatibzadeh, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Products at ANADIGICS. "To this end, we designed the AWT6155 to deliver the highest quality power output, linearity and overall performance in the smallest form factor that is available and to enable our customers to pack more features into smaller, slimmer handsets based on Qualcomm's industry-leading 3G smart phones and embedded modules."

Product sampling of the AWT6155 amplifier is scheduled for the end of Q1 2008.

For additional product information, pricing or samples, contact your local ANADIGICS representative. Visit 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).


ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The Company's 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.

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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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

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