Subject: File No. S7-10-09
From: Steve Buhaly
Affiliation: CFO of TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT)

December 30, 2009

TriQuint's management and Board of Directors wish to comment as follows:

We understand the objective of increased proxy access for long term shareholders and are supportive. However, we believe the threshold for these rights must be set to ensure nominations come from substantive long-term investors i.e. "owners" not "traders".

Accordingly, we advocate that enhanced proxy access be granted only to investors who have held at least a 5% ownership position for a minimum of two years.

Respectfully submitted,

Steve Buhaly, CFO
TriQuint Semiconductor