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RFM (RFMI) Secures Multi-Year Agreement with a Major Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Mar. 9, 2010 (Business Wire) — RF Monolithics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMI) (“RFM”) a leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless communications announced today that it has secured a multi-year agreement with a major medical equipment manufacturer for its ultra-low power short-range radio, the Virtual Wire™ transceiver. The product has taken several years to attain various levels of qualification and is now in volume production. The agreement sets forth the customer’s intent to continue use of this product, in volume, for the next 5 years. The terms of this supply agreement, including the name of the customer, are covered under a confidentiality agreement.

“RFM’s ultra-low power short-range radio, Virtual Wire™, has been designed into various medical devices in recent years. This business, along with our custom modules, specific to medical applications, has driven this market segment to as much as 24% of our total business in recent quarters. There are multiple applications for RFM’s enabling products ranging from diagnostic communication devices to patient monitoring equipment. These applications give us a solid footprint into a rapidly growing wireless market for years to come. We continue to seek additional innovative opportunities as M2M standards emerge in the medical market,” said David M. Kirk, President and CEO of RFM.

These wireless systems, meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Medical Implant Communications Services (MICS) guidelines. The ultra-low power Virtual Wire™ transceiver is an enabling technology. Other medical industry standards, such as the Continua Health Alliance standards and the Wireless Medical Telemetry Standard (WMTS), are also opportunities for RFM’s broad product portfolio.

About RFM

RF Monolithics, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a provider of solutions-driven, technology-enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications—from individual standardized and custom components to modules for comprehensive industrial wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. For more information on RF Monolithics, Inc., please visit the Company’s website at

About MICS

Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) is an ultra-low power, unlicensed, mobile radio service for transmitting data in support of diagnostic or therapeutic functions associated with implanted medical devices. The MICS permits individuals and medical practitioners to utilize ultra-low power medical implant devices, such as cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, without causing interference to other users of the electromagnetic radio spectrum. MICS transmitters may not operate with an effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) greater than 25 microwatts. MICS transmitter emissions are limited to an authorized bandwidth of 300 kHz and must maintain a frequency stability of +/-100 ppm of the operating frequency. Operations rules and technical regulations applicable to MICS transmitters are found within 47 CFR 95.601-95.673 Subpart E.

About WMTS

The wireless medical telemetry standard (WMTS) was officially adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 8, 2000. The service rules for the equipment and use of the WMTS include limitations on transmitter output power, out of band emissions, and protection of other services. WMTS designated frequency ranges are 608 to 614 MHz; 1395 to 1400 MHz; and 1429 to 1432 MHz. WMTS generally is the remote monitoring of a patient’s health through radio technology. The use of wireless medical telemetry gives patients greater mobility and increased comfort by freeing them from the need to be connected to hospital equipment that would otherwise be required to monitor their condition. Wireless medical telemetry also serves the goal of reducing health care costs because it permits the remote monitoring of several patients simultaneously. All types of communications except voice and video are permitted on both a bi-directional and unidirectional basis, provided that all communications are related to the provision of medical care.

About Continua

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of health care and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal health care. With more than 220 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for personalized health and wellness management.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve risks and uncertainties. Statements of the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of RFM and/or its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company” or “we”) involve risks and uncertainties. Statements containing terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “may” or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on information available to management as of the time of such statements and relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which we operate, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market and statements regarding our mission and vision, future financial and operating results. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including risks related to economic conditions as related to our customer base, collection of receivables from customers who may be affected by economic conditions, maintaining favorable terms of sales with customers and suppliers, the highly competitive market in which we operate, rapid changes in technologies that may displace products sold by us, declining prices of products, our reliance on distributors, delays in product development efforts, uncertainty in customer acceptance of our products, changes in our level of sales or profitability, manufacturing and sourcing risks, availability of materials, cost of components for our products, product defects and returns, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 31, 2009. We do not assume any obligation to update any information contained in this release.

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