|Skyworks - Press Release 4-16-2008|
Skyworks Congratulates Samsung on Winning
Two FEMTO Cell Awards
Jang Young Shil and CES Awards Reinforce Technology
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 products ensue.”
About FEMTO Cells
FEMTO 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 applications.
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
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