Skyworks - Press Release 4-16-2008
Skyworks Congratulates Samsung on Winning
Two FEMTO Cell
Jang Young Shil and CES Awards Reinforce
Built on Skyworks’ Innovative Amplifiers and Transceivers
WOBURN, Mass. − April 16, 2008--Skyworks
Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog
and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, today
congratulates Samsung on recently winning two prominent FEMTO cell awards.
Jang Young Shil, presented by the Maeil Business Newspaper – the most
influential economic daily in Korea, and the Korea Industrial Technology
Association (KOITA) – operated by the Korean government, is granted
based on technological importance, originality and economic value.
In addition, Samsung was awarded the International Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) Best of Innovations 2008 in the Wireless Handsets Accessories
category for UbiCell, a small, personal base station that installs without
any technical assistance and works with users’ mobile phones to provide
secure, indoor cellular service over existing broadband networks.
“We want to thank Skyworks for their innovative portfolio of
transceivers, power amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers for use in our
FEMTO cell applications,” said Oh, Seung Cheol, senior engineer at Samsung.
“We rely heavily on their high-quality Linear Products portfolio, and
it ultimately contributed to Samsung winning these two prestigious awards.”
“Skyworks is honored to play an integral role in Samsung being
internationally recognized for their FEMTO cell solutions,” said Liam
K. Griffin, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Skyworks.
“This collaboration embraces leading infrastructure technologies developed
by both companies, illustrating that by working together, award-winning
About FEMTO Cells
cells are small cellular base stations designed for residential and
small-business environments. The solutions help provide enhanced coverage
in wireless networks, and solve very real, near-term signal coverage
and capacity issues. According to In-Stat, worldwide FEMTO cell subscriptions
(installed devices) are expected to grow to 40 million by 2011 and surpass
100 million end-users over the next five years, representing a market
opportunity for FEMTO cell devices of over $4 billion.
About Jang Young Shil
The Jang Young Shil Awards,
named after one of the greatest inventors in Korean history, were established
in 1991. Presented by the Minister of Science and Technology, the awards
stimulate research and development activities. All of the evaluators
are experts invited from academia and research organizations.
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
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide
with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout
Asia, Europe and North America.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073