TriQuint Named One of Northwest Top 100 Companies : Seventeenth Annual List Shows TriQuint Ranks 23rd

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc (NASDAQ: TQNT) a leading RF front-end product manufacturer and foundry services provider, today announced it received the “Northwest 100”1 award for 2008. The Seattle Times award recognizes the top 100 publicly held companies in the Pacific Northwest by measuring four dimensions of performance over the previous two fiscal years. According to the Seattle Times, to come out on top, a company has to do well on all four factors.

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Ralph Quinsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Throughout TriQuint's 23 years, we have delivered innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions to the world's top communications companies. This award recognizes our employees' dedication to industry-leading technology, top-notch customer service and sound financial performance, and confirms we are well-positioned as the demand for wireless devices grows."

TriQuint designs, develops and manufactures advanced RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Gallium Nitride (GaN), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) technology for mobile handsets, network infrastructure, broadband wireless access, defense and aerospace markets. TriQuint operates the world's largest GaAs foundry, offering a full line of processes: DC-100 GHz. TriQuint's recently completed acquisition of WJ Communications adds hundreds of products to its portfolio, making it the most diversified networks infrastructure provider in the world.


Founded in 1985, we "Connect the Digital World to the Global Network"™ by supplying high-performance RF modules, components and foundry services to the world's leading communications companies. Specifically, TriQuint supplies products to four out of the top five cellular handset manufacturers, and is a leading gallium arsenide (GaAs) supplier to major defense and space contractors. TriQuint creates standard and custom products using advanced processes that include gallium arsenide, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies to serve diverse markets including wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications and military. TriQuint is also lead researcher in a 3-year DARPA program to develop advanced gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers. TriQuint, as named by Strategy Analytics in August 2007, is the number-three worldwide leader in GaAs devices and the world's largest commercial GaAs foundry. TriQuint has ISO9001 certified manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida and a production plant in Costa Rica; design centers are located in North America and Germany. Visit TriQuint at to register for our newsletters.

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