Avago Technologies Advances Its CoolPAM Power Amplifier Architecture to Further Extend Battery Life of Handsets

BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 13, 2007— Avago Technologies today announced new advancements in its innovative CoolPAM power amplifier architecture which will extend handset battery life. The company is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. Handsets and other mobile devices leveraging the CoolPAM technology will be able to extend battery life by as much as 20%. Products based on Avago's next generation power amplifier technology will be available in early 2008.

Today's mobile systems do not require the high output power of the power amplifier (PA) a majority of the time, and consequently, the PA can be bypassed. The new CoolPAM design includes a bypass mode that vastly reduces the amount of current required by the PA, thus increasing talk time. This innovation will serve to significantly improve the performance of handsets in CDMA and W-CDMA applications.

Avago's CoolPAM power amplifiers provide the kind of extended "on" time that end users expect even as handsets begin to incorporate demanding functions such as TV viewing. CoolPAM technology significantly reduces battery power consumption, allowing mobile handsets to run cooler without the additional design time or expense of a DC/DC converter. CoolPAM power amplifiers are already proven in handsets from leading manufacturers in Korea.

Avago will showcase its latest mobile handset solutions at the 3GSM World Congress in booth number H61, Hall 2 during the week of February 12-15 in Barcelona, Spain.

Avago's Mobile Appliance Solutions

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets and PDAs. In addition to infrared transceivers for transmitting data, Avago provides FBAR filters and CoolPAM power amplifiers that save battery life and help shrink handset size, surface-mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options, proximity sensors that automate the speakerphone, and ambient light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances. More information about Avago's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at www.avagotech.com/mobile.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

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