RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD), a provider of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, has named President Bob Bruggeworth to succeed David Norbury as chief executive officer in January 2003.

Norbury, who is retiring from the Greensboro-based company, plans to continue as a member of RF Micro Devices’ board of directors.

“Having joined RF Micro Devices more than a decade ago, I have had the distinct honor of serving alongside many talented colleagues and sharing in the success of numerous strategic achievements,” Norbury said in a statement. “–I look forward to continued active involvement in the business through my role as a member of the board of directors and as a major shareholder of the company.”

With the appointment to CEO, Bruggeworth also will join the RF Micro Devices board of directors, bringing the number of board members to eight. Five are independent directors.

In June 2002, Bruggeworth was appointed president of RF Micro Devices. He was formerly president of RF Micro’s wireless products group. Bruggeworth also served as vice president of the wireless products group from September 1999 to January 2002.

Prior to joining RF Micro, from July 1983 to April 1999, he held a number of executive and management positions at AMP Inc., a supplier of electrical and electronic connection devices. Bruggeworth is also a member of the board of directors of LightPath Technologies, a manufacturer of fiber optic components.

“Bob is a very talented leader with a terrific knowledge of RF Micro Devices’ business,” Norbury added. “His stewardship of the wireless products group and, subsequently, as president of RF Micro Devices, have demonstrated the depth of his expertise and experience–. When transition planning began early this year, I identified Bob as my first choice as successor, and his appointment to president in June was a well-deserved step in that process.”

RF Micro Devices: www.rfmd.com