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Alpha Industries Introduces New High-Efficiency HBT Power Amplifier for CDMA Handsets.

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 1999--

Alpha Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AHAA), a major supplier of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless voice and data applications, has introduced its first GaAs HBT product, a low-voltage, high-efficiency linear power amplifier for use in PCS CDMA digital wireless handsets. This is the first commercial product from Alpha's GaAs HBT (gallium arsenide heterojunction bipolar transistor) technology alliance, announced in February 1999.

J.P. Gillard, Alpha's Vice President of Business Development stated, "This new power amplifier, the AP 126-89, is a major step forward for Alpha. The development process has been completed on schedule, in little more than six months. The amplifier is being sampled to our wireless customers world-wide. With the addition of HBT, we now have the full range of high-efficiency and low cost GaAs process technologies available today.

"This is Alpha's first power amplifier for the dynamic CDMA market, and it builds on our strength in GSM amplifiers. The addition of HBT process devices will allow us to expand our customer base into additional major wireless handset OEMs. The AP 126-89 is the first release of a family of GaAs HBT ICs currently in development at Alpha."

Information, specifications and application notes for Alpha's new HBT amplifier for PCS CDMA applications, AP126-89, are available upon request.

Alpha Industries designs and manufactures a broad range of products for microwave and radio frequency wireless communications applications. The Wireless Semiconductor segment provides gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuits and other semiconductors to the dynamic global market for wireless telephone handsets. The Application Specific Products (ASP) segment provides a broad range of GaAs and silicon devices to satellite, instrumentation, defense and other communications markets. The Ceramic Products segment provides technical ceramic products for wireless telephony infrastructure and other wireless markets. Additional information is available at Alpha's website -

Safe Harbor Statement - Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that constitute the Company's current intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectation or predictions of the future which are, therefore, inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the Company's forward-looking statements based on various factors, including without limitation: cancellation or deferral of customer orders, dependence on a small number of large customers, difficulties in the timely development and market acceptance of new products, market developments that vary from the current public expectations concerning the growth of wireless communications, difficulties in manufacturing new or existing products in sufficient quantity or quality, increased competitive pressures, decreasing selling prices for the Company's products, or changes in economic conditions. Further information on factors that could affect the Company's performance is included in the Company's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including but not limited to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended March 28, 1999, and subsequent Forms 10-Q. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstance on which any such statement is based.
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Date:Sep 8, 1999
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