Skyworks Powers First LTE Mobile Handset
Samsung Leveraging Multiple Power Amplifier Modules in 4G Cell Phone
Mass., Nov. 15, 2010 – 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 two of its power amplifier
modules are enabling the first commercial long term evolution (LTE) handset in the United States. Samsung’s newest
4G mobile phone, the Craft™, was launched in Las Vegas by MetroPCS and leverages the
. The carrier expects to cover 19 markets by 2011 and approximately 110 million LTE customers in major
cities such as Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. Today’s 4G systems offer a comprehensive solution where data and
streamed multimedia are available to consumers anytime, anywhere at higher data rates than previous generation
networks. In July 2010, Skyworks enabled the world’s first commercial LTE device, Samsung’s high speed 4G USB
delighted to once again be at the forefront of the technology powering next-generation devices that allow
consumers to enjoy higher data rates and always-on connectivity,” said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice president
and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Our solutions benefit handset OEMs and smart phone
providers, as well as infrastructure suppliers and operators worldwide by improving efficiency and performance,
boosting network throughput, and simplifying roaming to provide the best consumer experience.”
About the Samsung Craft™
The Craft™, or SCH-R900, comes with a full hypertext markup
language (HTML) Web browser, full touch display with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi connectivity, and a touch
screen display. The handset was designed as an entertainment device for providing fast connectivity to the Web and
access to streaming video and music.
About Skyworks’ Power Amplifier Module Portfolio
PAMs are fully matched 10-pad surface mount modules (SMMs) developed for wideband LTE applications.
These small and efficient modules pack full 1850 – 1910 MHz (SKY77702
and 1710 – 1785 MHz (SKY77703
bandwidth coverage into a single compact package. Because of high efficiencies attained throughout the entire
power range, both devices deliver unsurpassed talk-time advantages. Both modules also meet the stringent spectral
linearity requirements of LTE data transmission with high power added efficiency (PAE). In addition, a directional
coupler is integrated into the devices, thus eliminating the need for any external coupler.
gallium arsenide (GaAs) microwave monolithic circuit (MMIC) contains all active circuitry in the modules. The MMIC
contains on-board bias circuitry, as well as input and interstage matching circuits. Output match into a 50-ohm
load is realized off-chip within the device packages to optimize efficiency and power performance.
The modules are manufactured with Skyworks’ indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) heterojunction bipolar transistor
(HBT) bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) process that provides for all positive voltage DC supply operation
while maintaining high efficiency and good linearity. Pricing and Availability
These PAMs are available today in volume production. For more information and pricing, please contact
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Leveraging
core technologies, Skyworks offers diverse standard and custom linear products supporting automotive, broadband,
cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and mobile handset applications. The
Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules,
hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, mixers/demodulators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power
dividers/combiners, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.
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:
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Date Posted 11/15/2010