RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced an agreement to sell its Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, in the U.K. to Phoenix-based Compound Photonics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The transaction and product transition are expected to provide RFMD $20 million in annual cost savings, or $5 million per quarter. RFMD expects to realize the full benefit of savings beginning in the December quarter.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD’s products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world’s leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.