RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD) has begun production shipments of the RF3140 PowerStar amplifier module for the next-generation Treo 600 Smartphone by Handspring.

The Handspring Treo 600 Smartphone combines the features of a wireless handheld device and a mobile phone into a small, narrow design. It features a Fast Palm OS 5-based organizer with messaging, email and web browsing, as well as a keyboard, digital camera, memory expansion/system backup slot and the ability to add wireless networking capabilities like Bluetooth.

Eric Creviston, corporate vice president of wireless products at RF Micro, said the PowerStar product portfolio has generated more than $90 million in revenues since the first PowerStar product was introduced in September 2001.

“Due in part to the growing success of its PowerStar PA modules, RF Micro Devices recently became the fastest company to ship its 250 millionth power amplifier module,” Creviston said, “and the company expects it will continue to gain share in the power amplifier market.”

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