Supports More than 10 New
Samsung 3G Handset Models –
Including First European
Mobile TV Slider Phone
Handset Features DVB-H and OMA-BCAST
WOBURN, Mass. – May 14, 2008 – Skyworks
Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling
mobile connectivity, today announced that Samsung is leveraging its ultra-compact and high efficiency front-end
modules (FEMs) for open-loop EDGE, and power amplifiers (PAs) for WCDMA and HSDPA across more than 10 innovative
universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) models. In particular, Skyworks is supporting their first
mobile TV slider phone for Europe.
At a slim 16.7 millimeters (mm), the P960 supports both European mobile TV technology
standards – digital video broadcast-handheld (DVB-H), and the new open mobile alliance mobile broadcast service
enabler suite (OMA-BCAST). The handset features optimized viewing with a large 2.6 inch quarter video graphics
array (QVGA) thin film transistor (TFT) screen, and Bang & Olufsen ICEPower technology for top-notch audio. The
device also offers a 3-megapixel camera with power LED, music player, and FM radio with RDS for 24/7 news.
“Skyworks congratulates Samsung on achieving the milestone launch of Europe’s first
DVB-H handset, and is pleased to support their family of compelling mobile TV platforms,” said Liam K. Griffin,
Skyworks’ senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Our participation in their P960 design reflects our
multimode design-win momentum and UMTS market share gains at Samsung and other OEMs.”
SKY77519 FEM incorporated by Samsung is the industry’s smallest solution
for open-polar EDGE architectures, enabling OEMs to raise the mobile bar with an optimized power usage solution
(OPUS) and delivering maximum performance that can help increase talk times by 10 percent, improve power savings
by 30 percent, and expand battery capacity by 10 percent. As a result, the P960 promises battery life of up to
five hours of TV watching time.
In addition, the small and efficient
PA packs full 1920-1980 megahertz (MHz) bandwidth coverage into a single compact package. A directional coupler
is integrated into the module, thus eliminating the need for any external coupler. The single gallium arsenide
(GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) contains all active circuitry in the module.
DVB-H was officially endorsed by the European Union as the “preferred technology for terrestrial mobile
broadcasting” on March 18. It offers high service level quality, very low in battery consumption, and
simultaneously receives broadcasts while using other mobile services such as telephony and Internet access.
Senior Public Relations Manager
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073