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This excerpt taken from the RFMD 8-K filed Aug 7, 2006.

Ethics and Employee Responsibility

Good ethics means good business.

The trust and respect of all people - fellow workers, customers, shareholders, suppliers, competitors and the general public - are valuable assets that cannot be purchased, but must be earned.  Once earned, trust and respect become the cornerstone of continuing relationships and will preserve our reputation for integrity.  Therefore, it is the policy of RFMD that every action we take as a company, and every action our employees, officers and directors take on our behalf, should conform to the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards.

RFMD firmly believes that when people have pride in the company they work for, they will make sure their conduct reflects well on the company.  To instill this pride and to help us operate the kind of business we all want to be a part of, we maintain a set of basic expectations for our employees:

•           We expect our employees to be honest and fair in all their business dealings, with both fellow employees and people outside the organization.

•           We expect our employees to focus on customer service and to promote excellent relationships with our suppliers.

•           We expect our employees to understand and work hard to achieve our company goals.

•           We expect our employees to meet the highest ethical standards in all company activities.

Our Board of Directors has adopted this Code of Business Conduct and Ethics as a guide to help us live up to our company's high ethical standards.  This Code does not cover every issue that may arise, but it establishes principles that should guide you in a wide range of business settings.  Every employee should become familiar with the Code and comply with it, since one person's misconduct can damage our hard-earned reputation and compromise the public's trust in RFMD.

When you apply the general principles described in this Code, please consider these practical questions with respect to your particular decision or situation:

  1. What is in RFMD's best interest?
  2. What RFMD policies and practices are relevant?
  3. How would I feel about explaining my actions to a trusted relative or friend outside of RFMD?
  4. How would I feel if an account of my actions were reported on local television or in the newspaper? 
  5. Would a reasonable person think my actions were honest and fair?
  6. What laws and regulations - U.S. and foreign - apply to this decision or situation?

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Even after you have considered these questions, you may be unsure about what to do.  If you have any concerns or questions about how this Code might apply to you, you should contact your supervisor or our Compliance Officer.  The Compliance Officer is Suzanne Rudy, 7628 Thorndike Road, Greensboro, NC 27409-9421 (tel.: 336-931-7112), and the Compliance Officer's e-mail address is complianceofficer@rfmd.com. 

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