Skyworks Solutions Press Release - 4/30/2009
Skyworks Launches New Family of Low Noise Amplifiers Featuring pHEMT and SiGe TechnologiesNew Product Line Supports Ultra-High Performance Requirements for GPS, Infrastructure, ISM Band, Satellite Radio and WLAN Applications and Markets
WOBURN, MA, April 30, 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 a new suite of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) featuring pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) and silicon germanium (SiGe) technologies. The new high performing, low cost product family serves various industry applications including GPS; infrastructure such as GSM, WCDMA and LTE base station transceivers; ISM band and satellite radio; and WLAN markets. In addition, Skyworks is expanding into higher frequency, higher linearity, and even lower noise figures with the company’s latest pHEMT7 technology and enhancement mode pHEMT devices.
“This is an exciting development for Skyworks, and opens up an entirely new product line and market,” said David C. Stasey, Skyworks’ vice president of analog components. “Skyworks has uniquely designed these discrete pHEMT devices to achieve ultra low noise that supports the high performance requirements for modern receiver designs. We are also utilizing SiGe technology to produce integrated LNA devices. These new devices address low cost and efficiency while providing the added functionality of silicon. With the addition of these new LNA devices, our GPS, infrastructure, ISM, satellite and WLAN customers are thrilled with our new offerings.”
About the SKY65050-372LF Low Noise Transistor
The SKY65050-372LF low noise transistor, the first released product in this family, is a high performance, low noise, n-channel, depletion mode pHEMT, fabricated from Skyworks’ advanced pHEMT process and packaged in a miniature 4-lead SC-70 package. The transistor’s low noise figure, high gain, and excellent third order intercept (IP3) allows it to be used in various receiver and transmitter applications.
The transistor is lead (Pb)-free, restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) compliant, conforms to the environmental impact assessment (EIA)/European information and communications technology industry association (EICTA)/Japan electronics and information technology industries association (JEITA) joint industry guide (JIG) Level A guidelines, and is free from antimony trioxide and brominated flame retardants.
This new product has been released with a full toolkit of application resources to assist in securing new sockets. In addition, the new device will allow for higher gain and linearity while still providing noise figure solutions below 0.7 decibels (dB).
Pricing and Availability
The SKY65050-372LF is available now and priced at 25 cents each in quantities of 10,000 devices. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Skyworks’ Web site at www.skyworksinc.com.
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.
Senior Public Relations Manager
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073
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Date Posted 5/4/2009