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Qorvo to Expand in Greensboro/Guilford County, Add 100 New Jobs

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December 04, 2015


                                                                                                                                              

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2015 
                                                                                                                                                        
Contact: Brent Christensen 
CEO/President 
Greensboro Partnership  
336-387-8303 
bchristensen@greensboro.org
 
Qorvo to Expand in Greensboro/Guilford County, Add 100 New Jobs

Greensboro, N.C. – Qorvo, the global provider of radio frequency solutions for mobile, infrastructure, and aerospace/defense applications plans to expand its presence in Greensboro and Guilford County with the opening of a new facility. Qorvo, formed in early 2015 with the merger of RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, will add 100 new jobs over the next three years with an investment of $25 million.
 
“We appreciate the outstanding support provided by the State of North Carolina and Greensboro/Guilford County as Qorvo builds on its technology and product leadership to serve our many global customers,” said Qorvo President & CEO Bob Bruggeworth. “North Carolina offers an excellent economic climate for growth and innovation as we continue to expand here and in our other locations.”   

Qorvo’s latest investment represents significant growth in the company since its inception in Guilford County in 1991.  “Qorvo’s decision to grow and expand here is a testament to our workforce and entrepreneurial environment.  We appreciate the company’s commitment to Greensboro and High Point as we increase the momentum in establishing Guilford County as a top destination to live and do business,” said Hank Henning, 2015 Board Chair of the Guilford County Commission. 

City of Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan added, “One of the best endorsements for a community is when existing industries see the value and workforce advantages in expanding right here at home.  We pledge to work hand-in-hand with Qorvo as we make it easier for businesses to grow and thrive.  I’d like to thank Qorvo for putting Greensboro to work with high-skill, high-wage jobs.”  

Qorvo’s new hires will consist of engineers working to enhance the company’s semiconductor products and mobile solutions. The average salary for the new jobs is approximately $80,000 per year. Guilford County’s average annual wage is $43,581.   The company will be recruiting talent from local colleges and schools, including NC A&T State University, UNC Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College.   

“The key to a successful community is collaboration, and I’d like to thank the following partners who worked tirelessly on the Qorvo project:  North Carolina Commerce and EDPNC, Guilford County, City of Greensboro, High Point Economic Development Corporation, the Guilford County Workforce Development Board, NC A&T State University, UNC-Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas.  We value or corporate neighbors at Qorvo and are absolutely committed to their long-term success,” said Chuck Burns, Chairman of Greensboro Partnership Economic Development. 

TriQuint Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices reported combined revenues of $2.1 billion in 2014. Qorvo now maintains joint corporate headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon and Greensboro as well as a design center in High Point.
 
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A member of the Greensboro Partnership, Greensboro Partnership Economic Development’s mission is to facilitate the creation of high quality jobs, attract new capital investment, retain and expand existing businesses, improve per capita income and generally improve the quality of life in Greensboro and Guilford County.  For additional information, please visit www.greensboropartnership.com