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What is your opinion of RF Micro Devices?

Good - I work for them now or have in the past    48%  [ 11 ]
Bad - I work for them now or have in the past    4%  [ 1 ]
Good - I have only dealt with them    39%  [ 9 ]
Bad - I have only dealt with them    9%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 23

Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: RF Micro Devices
Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:37 pm 
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Simon Liu
 Post subject: Comments
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:47 am 
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Location: BeiJing,China

I work for RFMD since I graduated from college in ShangHai. At that time, they just build new factory in Beijing for IC electrical verification. I learned a lot. And now they have assembly line in Beijing and design center has just builded up in ShangHai.

The only thing is that they don't even provide stock option to Beijing guys.

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Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 4:40 pm 

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I have been working with RFMD parts on and off for over a decade. If you are small company (translate: not a cellular phone company), you will find it very difficult to get technical support from them.

I am using the RF2172 power amp in a design right now and I have received zero support for the part. Being a PA, it is tricky and touchy and moody; all good reasons to call up the company for tips and tricks when using it. I got nothing from RFMD. I did, however, get a SemTech engineer who knows the RFMD part really well to help me out.

Steve Montgomery

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 Post subject: Re: RF Micro Devices
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:12 am 

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:03 am

Posts: 11

Location: Shanghai, China

I know some of RFMD's parts are from sirenza micro devices, Sirenza used to chose GiGa solution, and third part testing, some of parts not a good design, like 26 pcakage.


glad to learn from you

 Post subject: Re: RF Micro Devices
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:30 am 

Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:13 pm

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I have always had good experiences working with RFMD. MY first time with them was actually getting a couple parts for my college Sr. project. The tech engineer I talked to Lon [something - can't remember last names] was a great source of knowledge. It's been almost 10 years since then and I still try to use their parts for my wireless designs. It's good policy to be nice to students :lol:

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