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ANADIGICS Nominated for EDN China Innovation Award
Aug 13, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)

WARREN, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. today announced its HELP3(TM) WCDMA dual-band power amplifier (PA), AWT6221, has been nominated for an EDN China Innovation Award. ANADIGICS' AWT6221 is competing for the "Best Device Award" in the Communication IC category.

EDN Innovation Award is one of the most prestigious awards in California's Silicon Valley, with an 18 year history to recognize achievements in the design of IC and related products. It was introduced to China in 2005 to encourage adoption of innovated IC products, and is now one the most influential awards in China's electronics engineering industry. EDN China Innovation Award finalists will be selected by a jury of industry peers, comprised of technical experts from the industry, university and institutes, and EDN China editors. Once the finalist list is complete, EDN China readers can log online to cast their vote for final award winners.

The AWT6221 dramatically reduces average current consumption by 75%, which translates to up to 25% increase in talk-time. ANADIGICS' HELP3(TM) PAs like AWT6221 use the company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which integrates bipolar and field-effect transistor (FET) devices on the same InGaP GaAs die. Through selectable bias modes, the HELP3(TM) PAs achieve optimal efficiency across the low-range and mid-range output power levels. The intelligent bias circuit of AWT6221 reduces current consumption to 8mA at low power levels -- the world's best. Through the integration of two independent PA chains, the tiny AWT6221 delivers uncompromised performance in both frequency bands and conserves printed-circuit board area.

"ANADIGICS is extremely excited to be nominated by industry peers for such a prestigious honor awarded by EDN China," said Ali Khatibzadeh, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Products, ANADIGICS, Inc. "ANADIGICS' mission has always been to help lead the semiconductor market into the next generation with innovative wireless and wireline RF solutions that result from strategic forward thinking and leadership products like the AWT6221."

ANADIGICS is recognized throughout the electronics industry as a worldwide leader in the development and production of state-of-the-art power amplifiers, tuners and splitters for next generation products in the broadband wireless and wireline markets. ANADIGICS is a pioneer in the high-volume manufacture of advanced GaAs RFICs and HELP(TM) power saving technology. A technology leader with over 55 patents, ANADIGICS is also known for developing close partnerships with industry leaders in defining requirements for next generation wireless applications, specifically third- and fourth- generation wireless and wireline communication.

For additional information, pricing or samples contact your local ANADIGICS representative or phone (908) 668-5000 or FAX (908) 668-5132 or visit the Company's Web site at: .


ANADIGICS, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules. For more information, visit .

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CONTACT: Media, Glen Turvey, T2 Public Relations, +1-973-954-2723,; or Corporate, Jennifer Palella,+1-908-668-5000, , or Investors, Thomas Shields,+1-908-412-5995, , both of ANADIGICS, Inc.

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