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About RF Micro Devices Inc.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency (RF) components and compound semiconductor technologies.
The companys products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity, and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable television (CATV)/broadband and aerospace and defense markets.
The company is a manufacturer of gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based compound semiconductors for RF applications. The company access silicon-based technologies and a small percentage of GaAs through external foundries.
In 2010, its Cellular Products Group (CPG) supplied cellular components to the majority of the handset industrys original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and collaborated with the handset industrys baseband manufacturers, as the reference designs of these baseband manufacturers are utilized by both OEMs and original design manufacturers (ODMs). CPG is a supplier of cellular components, such as power amplifier (PA) modules, transmit modules, cellular switches and low noise amplifiers (LNAs), which perform various functions in the cellular front end section, existing between the transceiver and the antennae. CPG is also a supplier of additional content in the cellular front end section, including filters and duplexers. CPG supplies its portfolio of cellular components into handsets and other mobile data connected devices, such as USB modems, netbooks and notebooks.
The companys Multi-Market Products Group (MPG) supplies a range of RF components for multiple applications in the communications, industrial and space/defense industries. MPG also provides foundry services for gallium nitride (GaN) wafer production. Major communications applications include mobile wireless infrastructure (2G, 3G and 4G), point-to-point and microwave backhaul, WiFi, microwave access (WiMAX), CATV infrastructure and optical access for hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) networks. Industrial applications include SmartEnergy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), private mobile radio and electronic toll collection. Aerospace and defense applications include military communications, radar and electronic warfare as well as commercial/military space communications.
Products and Applications
The company offers a line of products that range from single-function components to highly integrated ICs (integrated circuits) and multi-chip modules (MCMs). The companys ICs include gain blocks, LNAs, PAs, receivers, transmitters, transceivers, modulators, demodulators, attenuators, switches, frequency synthesizers and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs). The companys MCM products include PA modules, switch-filter modules, active antenna products, VCOs, phase-locked loops (PLLs), coaxial resonator oscillators (CROs), active mixers, variable gain amplifiers, hybrid amplifiers, power doublers and optical receivers. The companys passive components include splitters, couplers, mixers and transformers, as well as isolators and circulators, which are used primarily in wireless infrastructure and CATV set-top box applications.
The companys products employ an array of semiconductor process technologies, including GaAs, GaN, silicon complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and silicon germanium (SiGe).
The company design, develop, manufactures and markets its products to both domestic and international OEMs and ODMs for commercial, industrial, military, aerospace and other markets in both wireless and wired communications applications.
The companys major customer is Nokia.
On October 01, 2010, RF Micro Devices Inc. and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) of North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced they have signed a joint research and development, facilities, and equipment use agreement.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1991.
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1. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. RF Micro Devices Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of RF Micro Devices Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of RF Micro Devices Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. RF Micro Devices Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Semiconductors Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. RF Micro Devices Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. RF MICRO DEVICES INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
RF Micro Devices Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
RF Micro Devices Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
RF Micro Devices Inc. Major Shareholders
RF Micro Devices Inc. History
RF Micro Devices Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
RF Micro Devices Inc. Offices and Representations
RF Micro Devices Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
RF Micro Devices Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
RF Micro Devices Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
RF Micro Devices Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Semiconductors Industry Statistics
RF Micro Devices Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
RF Micro Devices Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
RF Micro Devices Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
RF Micro Devices Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
RF Micro Devices Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
RF Micro Devices Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
RF Micro Devices Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
RF Micro Devices Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?