Skyworks Solutions Press Release - 2/17/2009
Skyworks Introduces the Most Comprehensive Portfolio of LTE Power Amplifiers and Front-End Modules
Solutions Cover Multiple Bands and Modes for 4G Handsets, PC Cards and Other Embedded
Spain − Mobile World Congress − Feb. 17, 2009--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of
high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced
the industry’s broadest family of power amplifiers (PA) and front-end modules (FEM) for long-term evolution (LTE)
applications. LTE has emerged as the dominant 4G standard with all major handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers,
and operators across the globe committed to this technology. According to Strategy Analytics, the global LTE
handset market alone is expected to reach 150 million units by 2013.
This multi-band and multi-mode family of
products, which now includes two new PA modules and four new FEMs, supports 13 frequency bands - - - the largest
across the industry - - - and provides the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing
and building 4G-enabled handsets, infrastructure basestations, wireless PC cards, and a variety of other embedded
solutions. The portfolio includes the industry’s first PA modules supporting LTE-FDD for the United States (the
SKY77449 and SKY77453) and LTE-TDD for China (the SKY77441); and the industry’s first LTE front-end module for
“Skyworks’ newest product offerings solidify the company’s 4G leadership position and illustrate our
commitment to providing the smallest, most cost-effective and highest performance wireless analog solutions,” said
Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering responsible for LTE development at Skyworks. “Through our
complete product portfolio, we are enabling multiple applications across a wide range of frequencies, supporting
next-generation technologies worldwide.”
About Skyworks’ Newest LTE Power Amplifiers
and Front-End Modules
SKY77458 -- compact front-end modules that support Bands I, IV/X, V/VI and VIII, respectively -- are fully
matched and completely compliant for LTE, as well as HSDPA and WCDMA standards. These FEMs integrate the PA,
interstage filter, input/output matching, power detection, and duplexer functionality in a small 4 x 7 millimeter
(mm) form factor.
SKY77449 for Bands XIII and XIV, and the
SKY77453 for Bands XII and XVII, are both fully matched PA modules developed for 4G LTE/EUTRAN standards. They
integrate all active RF circuitry, including the input, interstage and output matching circuits and power detector
functionality within a single 4 x 4 x 0.85 mm low-profile package.
Using Skyworks' advanced
indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) design, which provides advanced bias and
detection architecture implementation, and Skyworks GreenTM packaging solutions, the family also supports
low-operating voltage down to 3 volts (V) with high power added efficiency (PAE), high reliability and quality.
The portfolio also delivers high linear power under quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK), 16 quadrature amplitude
modulations (QAM), and wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) modulation, with up to 20 megahertz (MHz) in
bandwidth and partial or full resource block allocation.
The SKY77445 PA module for Band VII and the
SKY77441 FEM for Bands 38 and 40 were introduced in 2008 and complete this newly expanded LTE product family.
Pricing and Availability
Samples of all new devices are currently available, with
volume production scheduled to begin this year. For customized pricing, please contact email@example.com.
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be
showcasing its portfolio of Intera™ solutions in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress, being held February
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:
Senior Public Relations Manager
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073
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those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: unprecedented uncertainty regarding global economic and
financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the wireless semiconductor industry and the markets addressed
by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of
significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses
or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments;
changes in laws, regulations and/or policies in the United States that could adversely affect financial markets
and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly
price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; economic, social and political conditions in the
countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible
disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our
manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in
production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a
large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries
and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; the availability
and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity and raw materials; our ability to
timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities
in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement
and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly
develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives,
technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at
the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles
that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our
products and any remediation costs; shorter than expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face
in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design
integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed
licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed
from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or
revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Date Posted 2/20/2009