Jeffrey Gardner, the chief financial officer at Alltel, has been named to the board of directors at RF Micro Devices.

Gardner has worked at Alltel since 1998.

The announcement came on the same day that RF Micro announced its new Polaris radio solution has been incorporated into a new mobile device for AT&T Wireless called Ogo.

Polaris includes a new transceiver and power amplifier. Several other wireless devices will be rolled out before the end of the year that include Polaris, the company said.

The Ogo includes pre-installed with instant messaging, text messaging and email plus Bluetooth wireless links for other devices such as digital cameras, and a keyboard.

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