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Qorvo® Selected for Qualcomm Cellular-V2X Automotive Reference Design

Industry-leading power amplifier to be featured in demonstrations of C-V2X vehicle connectivity for enhanced safety and driver assistance

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that it is providing the front-end power amplifier (PA) for the Qualcomm® Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) Reference Design from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Designed to enhance travel safety consciousness and improve driver assistance, the new Qorvo GaAs HBT PA is the only PA announced to support C-V2X. The solution is designed to offer industry-leading performance, with higher linear output power and improved efficiency to lower thermal conditions required for automotive applications using C-V2X.

/EIN News/ -- C-V2X is designed to support active safety and help enhance situational awareness by detecting and exchanging information using low latency direct transmission in the 5.9 GHz ITS band for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) situations with no need for cellular subscription or any network assistance.  C-V2X is defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications including PC5-based direct communications, with a clear evolution path towards 5G New Radio (5GNR).

Gorden Cook, general manager of Qorvo’s Transport Business Unit, said, “Qorvo’s RF technologies are critical to enabling the connected car. We are excited that our HBT power amplifier will play a key role in Qualcomm Technologies’ C-V2X reference design, as it is designed to improve safety, advance autonomous driving technology and enhance the driving experience.”

Qorvo products designed to solve the toughest automotive 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.

Qorvo offers a broad portfolio of automotive Wi-Fi, SDARS, GPS and LTE automotive solutions. In addition to meeting ISO/TS 16949 certification, Qorvo performs AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q200 testing to ensure products meet stringent automotive industry requirements. Additional information about Qorvo’s automotive RF solutions can be found 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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset and Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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