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Airplanes and Rockets:
InteraLite™ Solutions in Volume Production
with Multiple Industry Leading Platforms Including Infineon, MediaTek,
Texas Instruments and NXP; Over 750 Million GPRS FEMs Shipped
BARCELONA, Spain − Mobile World
Congress − Feb. 13, 2008 − Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors
enabling mobile connectivity, today announced that it has expanded its
position in (GPRS) front-end modules (FEMs) through strategic engagements
with leading system on chip (SoC) providers. To date, Skyworks has shipped
more than 750 million GPRS power amplifiers (PAs) and FEMs, supporting
the increasing demand for entry-level handsets in emerging markets.
Part of Skyworks’ InteraLite™ portfolio of solutions, the low cost and
small-form factor FEMs are now in volume production with several leading
SOC providers including Infineon, MediaTek, Texas Instruments and NXP
Semiconductors. “Skyworks is uniquely suited to meet handset demand
in this key segment,” said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president, sales
and marketing for Skyworks. “Capitalizing on our PA scale and innovative
design strengths, the InteraLiteTM FEMs complement our existing EDGE
and 3G portfolio, furthering our partnerships with baseband suppliers
and OEMs who leverage SoC architectures as part of their low-end handset
strategy.” Integrating a PA, PA controller and a switch, the FEMs leverage
the company’s advanced manufacturing techniques to reduce the radio
frequency (RF) footprint and overall bill-of-materials – two key challenges
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) face when designing low-cost
phones. In emerging markets, both consumers and operators require handsets
that are inexpensive, yet meet or exceed specific requirements for size,
quality and reliability. Given its high-power efficiency, these solutions
also maintain overall thermal performance and improve battery life.
The InteraLite™ Portfolio is led by three key devices. The SKY77318
module is designed for quad-band cellular GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900
handset applications, while the SKY77518 is a Tx-Rx FEM with integrated
PA control (iPAC™) for dual-band cellular handsets comprising GSM900
and DCS1900 operation. Both solutions support GPRS multi-slot operation.
The SKY77531, now in volume production, is a high-power efficiency Tx-Rx
quad-band FEM with iPAC™ that contains a quad-band gallium arsenide
(GaAs) heterojunction bipolar (HBT) PA, a 1P6T switch to enable flexible
phone layout, and an integrated complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
(CMOS)-based controller to manage the PA and switch. In addition, Skyworks’
family of Intera™ and InteraLite ™ FEMs and PAs support all key air
interfaces and market segments, expanding the company’s highly successful
GPRS, EDGE, CDMA and WCDMA product portfolio.
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress Skyworks will be showcasing its portfolio of Intera™ FEMs and Helios™ radio solutions in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress, being held February 11-14.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity. The company's power amplifiers, front-end modules and direct conversion transceivers are at the heart of many of today's leading-edge multimedia handsets. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks also offers a diverse portfolio of linear products that support automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, industrial and medical applications. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks' Web site at www.skyworksinc.com.