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Qorvo® Multi-Channel IoT Transceiver is First Certified for Thread Protocol

System-on-Chip simultaneously supports Thread and ZigBee®, ensuring easy upgrades to tomorrow’s fully networked smart home

GREENSBORO, NC – September 11, 2017 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its GP712 System-on-Chip is the first multi-channel Internet of Things (IoT) transceiver in the industry to be certified for the Thread protocol. With concurrent support for Thread and ZigBee® on different RF channels, the GP712 enables designers to use a single transceiver on their gateway products to simultaneously serve both IEEE802.15.4 implementations.

The GP712 incorporates Qorvo’s best-in-class range and low-power operation, as well as robust RF technology that limits interference. Its multi-channel, multi-protocol design helps ensure that gateway devices are not made obsolete by shifting protocol standards. Capabilities can be added with simple software upgrades.

Thread President Grant Erickson said, “The Qorvo multi-channel IoT transceiver addresses the burgeoning demand for Thread-enabled products, and we’re excited to see our members begin to capitalize on this opportunity. Qorvo has been an active contributor to the Thread Group for several years, and we congratulate them on successfully completing Thread certification.”

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “A new market report from Berg Insight states that 91 million homes in the EU and US will be smart by 2020. However, no analyst can predict today which networking standard will rule tomorrow. If design engineers want to keep their options open for future directions, they should choose a multi-protocol solution for their gateway.”

Qorvo’s platform uses OpenThread. This Nest Labs initiative aims to provide an open-source implementation for the Thread standard for smart home solutions. Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is actively engaged as a contributor to the OpenThread community with the GP712 development platform.

More information about the IoT is available by downloading the Qorvo free e-book series, “Internet of Things For Dummies®.” The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at: www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies.

Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. Information about Qorvo solutions for this market is available at: www.qorvo.com/applications/internet-of-things.

Talk to us at IBC 2017, Hall 1 Booth 1.A46, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 15-19, 2017.

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.

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