NETGEAR Chooses Qorvo’s Wireless 802.11ac Amplifier Technology for New Nighthawk Router

GREENSBORO, N.C. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qorvo®, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, announced that NETGEAR®, a global supplier of consumer Wi-Fi routers, has selected Qorvo’s RFPA5542 5GHz wireless local area network (WLAN) power amplifier (PA) module for its Nighthawk® X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500).

“The Nighthawk router series provides the best-in-class performance to fuel ever-increasing demands for Wi-Fi speed, coverage and throughput,” said Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of product marketing, NETGEAR. “Qorvo’s high-power, high-efficiency Wi-Fi amplifier technology used on Nighthawk X8 helps us deliver the world’s fastest wireless home network connection, giving our customers unparalleled wireless coverage and performance for the growing number of connected devices in the home.”

The Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band Quad-Stream 802.11ac WiFi Router, with Qorvo’s RFPA5542 PA, enhances throughput for every device in the home. The Tri-Band technology maximizes the number of multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) streams, allows for high-definition video streaming, online gaming and roaming with a strong signal anywhere in the home. The Nighthawk enables 8 streams of 5GHz Wi-Fi powered by the RFPA5542 providing extended range and maximum throughput for a myriad of home devices.

James Klein, Qorvo’s president of Infrastructure and Defense products, said, “Qorvo is proud to provide global networking leader NETGEAR with the market’s best 802.11ac Wi-Fi amplifier technology, optimized for the highest data rates supported by the 11ac standard. Our industry-leading technology delivers unparalleled speed and simultaneous coverage for multiple devices paving the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) within the home.”

The RFPA5542 PA is the device of choice on the latest 4×4 and Tri-Band chipset solutions in the market today, due to its ability to provide market-leading power consumption and power-added efficiency (PAE) at 17 percent for 802.11ac speeds, and over 20 percent for 802.11n speeds. Moreover, the integrated module eliminates the need for external components, greatly reducing system design complexity, layout area, bill of materials and manufacturing cost for the customer application. The RFPA5542 PA is available in 4mm x 4mm standard QFN packaging.

About Qorvo

Qorvo® (NASDAQ:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo® was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 7,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry’s broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited ‘Trusted Source’ (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry’s leading core RF solutions, visit

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company’s products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 39,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at

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