Skyworks Solutions Press Release - September 14, 2009
Skyworks Secures Multiple EDGE and Next-Gen WCDMASamsung is leveraging Skyworks' Front-End Solutions to power numerous 3G handsets including
Smart Phone Wins at Samsung
the world's first 12 Megapixel Touchscreen Camera Phone
WOBURN, Mass. – September 14, 2009 – Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that Samsung is leveraging both quad-band GSM/EDGE and next-generation WCDMA front-end solutions to power a variety of new 3G smart phones including the Pixon12, the world’s first 12 megapixel touchscreen camera phone.
Skyworks has also secured EDGE and WCDMA power amplifier design wins for more than 15 additional Samsung smart phones currently in production. These new models include the GT-I8000 Omnia2 featuring a vast AMOLED touchscreen; the GT-S8000, Samsung’s first Android phone; the GT-M6710, or new Beat Disc Edition handset; the GT-M7600 Beat DJ, which is the world’s only mobile phone with music playback software; and the affordable GT-S5600 touchscreen phone.
“Skyworks is pleased to be further expanding its relationship with Samsung, particularly as they develop innovative platforms to support growing consumer demand for high-end smart phones with touchscreen and camera capability,” said Liam K. Griffin, Skyworks’ senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The Samsung design wins, among others, not only demonstrate Skyworks’ ability to capitalize on the three-fold increase in content in today’s multimode phones, but also highlights Skyworks’ ability to deliver high performance, cost-effective solutions to the industry’s top-tier handset OEMs.”
About Skyworks’ Front-End Solutions
The SKY77186 (1920-1980 MHz), the SKY77187 (1850-1910 MHz), the SKY77188 (824-849 MHz), and the SKY77189 (880-915 MHz) state-of-the-art power amplifier modules (PAMs) are fully matched 10-pad surface mount 3 x 3 millimeter (mm) devices developed for next-generation WCDMA applications in a single compact package. Because of high efficiencies attained throughout the entire power range, these small and efficient modules deliver unsurpassed talk-time advantages. They also meet the stringent spectral linearity requirements of high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) data transmission with high power added efficiency (PAE). In addition, a directional coupler is integrated into the modules thus eliminating the need for any external coupler.
The SKY77336 PAM is designed in a compact form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900, supporting gaussian minimum shift keying (GSMK) and polar enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE) modulation. Class 12 general packet radio service (GPRS) multi-slot operation is also supported, with lead (Pb)-free, restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) compliant packaging.
About Samsung’s Pixon12
The Pixon12 is the world’s first 12 megapixel camera phone and features a 3.1 inch AMODLED touchscreen display with 10,000:1 contrast and auto-focus, Xenon and power light emitting diode (LED) flash, a 28 millimeter wide-angle lens, smart auto mode, and dedicated shutter button. It can also record 720 x 480 videos at 30 frames per second. The handset includes Share Pix functionality, which enables users to upload photos and videos to social networking sites like Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, MySpace and Photobucket. The Pixon12 also has a built-in global positioning system receiver, FM tuner, 150 megabyte internal memory, and a microSD card slot. It supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band high speed packet access (HSPA) 3.5 networks as well as wireless fidelity (WiFi) connectivity.
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.
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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Date Posted 9/14/2009