I thought RFMD was going to close doors in Greensboro NC and move all business to China? Rumor?
Offshoring to China seems inevitable, now that smartphones are mass market devices.
The need to lower cost will force the move. Might be that design is offshored first, with the fab work to follow.
China is ramping into semis very quickly, so this is hardly just a Ga phenomenon. Semis are largely a dead industry in the US, as automation can ensure quality in ways which used to rely on people.