Skyworks and Ember Reference Design for Industry's First Portfolio of
Front-End Modules for ZigBee® Applications Now Available
MASS. − January 28, 2009 -- Skyworks Solutions and Ember’s reference design for the industry’s first
portfolio of ZigBee front-end modules targeting applications such as smart meters in energy management, home area
networks (HAN), and industrial automation, is now available. The companies announced their partnership to develop
these devices in September 2008.
ZigBee is a wireless network global standard that addresses the unique
needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensor-network applications. West Technology Research Solutions is
forecasting the ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 market to grow at an annual rate of over 117 percent ─ from approximately 8.4
million units shipped in 2007 to as many as 516 million in 2012.
About Skyworks 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 radios 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.