RF Micro Devices, a provider of radio systems and applications for mobile communications, has opened a research and design facility in Shanghai, China.

The new operation is intended to help RFMD work with original design and manufacturring firms of handsets in the Far East.

"The opening of RFMD’s new research and development center greatly increases the value we provide our existing customers and enables RFMD to further meet customer demand in Greater China," said David Wang, RFMD country manager of China & director of the Shanghai research and development center. "With this new center, RFMD’s world-class R&D team is better equipped to deliver innovative RF solutions that meet our customers’ needs."

RFMD also operates a sales and customer support center and a module assembly facility in China as well as a sales and support center in Taiwan. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Greater China