Javelin Semiconductor Supplies Power Amplifier to Samsung for Galaxy S Duos

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Javelin Extends Leadership in CMOS PAs for 3G/HSPA Smartphones

CMOS PA in Galaxy S Duos

Our technology benefits have enabled our customers to quickly bring handsets to market using multiple Tier 1 baseband chipsets.

Javelin Semiconductor, Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has selected Javelin’s PA for the new Galaxy S Duos with dual SIM functionality. The Galaxy S Duos is a stylish Android-based smartphone that features a 4-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

“Javelin is a proven PA supplier capable of consistently exceeding our customer’s stringent quality and reliability requirements,” said Brad Fluke, president and chief executive officer of Javelin. “Our technology benefits have enabled our customers to quickly bring handsets to market using multiple Tier 1 baseband chipsets.”

“Javelin’s ongoing success with the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer is an impressive accomplishment,” said Brian Modoff, senior wireless equipment analyst at Deutsche Bank. “They continue to demonstrate the capability of monolithic standard CMOS to be a mainstream 3G PA technology.”

Javelin PAs feature an innovative mixed-signal architecture with integrated bandpass filtering that allows removal of transmit SAW filters and reduces duplexer isolation requirements. This results in additional receive margin for ease of design implementation and improved handset manufacturing yield. With the best noise performance on the market today, Javelin PAs can improve wireless receiver sensitivity and mitigate radio co-existence issues while reducing BOM cost in smartphones.

Javelin’s PA family is designed in a standard CMOS process and is shipping production volumes of the most popular 3G frequency bands. With the introduction of the Galaxy S Duos, Javelin CMOS PA technology is shipping worldwide into all major territories. For more information, please visit http://www.javelinsemi.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.

About Javelin Semiconductor
Javelin Semiconductor is an innovator of high-performance, mixed-signal ICs for wireless communications. Developed by a world-class engineering team, Javelin’s products are implemented in CMOS, the world’s most widely available semiconductor process technology. Javelin was founded in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas.

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