Skyworks Enables 4G Smart Phones from HTC
- Secures Power Amplifier Module and Switch Design Wins in Next-Generation Platforms
Mass., Dec 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 it is powering
multiple smart phones from HTC including the EVO(TM), Desire HD(TM) and Z(TM) with Skyworks' highly integrated
power amplifier modules as well as the company's industry leading switch technology. Taiwan-based HTC is one of
the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector.
The EVO(TM) 4G features Wi-Fi(R) with instant access
for up to five computers, a true high definition (HD) camcorder with HD multimedia interface cable that allows
flat screen connections, large 4.3-inch wide video graphics array resolution, a multi-touch screen, Web
connectivity that is up to 10 times faster, access to live-streaming video applications, and an 8 megapixel camera
with auto focus. The Android-based Desire HD(TM) houses a bright LCD display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound
and is the first to be powered by the new 1 GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. The Desire Z(TM) features a
unique "pop hinge" that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard with a variety of shortcuts and two customizable keys
for instant access to common functions without the need to open menus.
"Given consumers' growing appetite
for anytime, anywhere connectivity, Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with HTC to support several of their 4G
platforms facilitating mobile Internet access," said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president of sales and marketing
at Skyworks. "By leveraging our technology leadership, integration capabilities and scale advantages, Skyworks is
capitalizing on the rising tide of increasing RF content associated with these band-intensive 3G and 4G
architectures." About Skyworks' Power Amplifier Modules
PAMs are fully matched 10-pad surface mount modules developed for wideband code division multiple
access (WCDMA) applications. The small and efficient modules pack full 1920-1980 megahertz (MHz) (SKY77701),
1850-1910 MHz (SKY77702), 1710-1785 MHz (SKY77703), 824-849 MHz (SKY77704), and 880-915 MHz (SKY77705) bandwidth
coverage into a single, compact package. Because of high efficiencies attained throughout the entire power range,
the PAMs deliver unsurpassed talk-time advantages. In addition, the devices meet the stringent spectral linearity
requirements of high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA), high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA), and long-term
evolution (LTE) data transmission with high power added efficiency (PAE). A directional coupler is integrated into
the modules, thus eliminating the need for any external coupler. About Skyworks' Switches
is a pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs)
integrated circuit (IC) single-pole, three-throw (SP3T) antenna switch operating in the LF-3 gigahertz (GHz)
frequency range. Switching between the antenna and transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) ports is accomplished with three
control voltages. The low loss, high isolation, high linearity, small size and low cost features make this switch
ideal for all wireless local area network (WLAN) and Bluetooth(R) systems operating in the 2.4 - 2.5 GHz band.
is a GaAs pHEMT single-pole, ten-throw (SP10T) antenna switch with an integrated complementary
metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) decoder and dual low-pass harmonic filters. The switch has five Tx/Rx ports that
make it ideal for any combination of 2G/3G multimode cellular applications.
is a GaAs pHEMT SP10T antenna switch with an integrated CMOS decoder and dual low-pass harmonic
filters. The switch has four WCDMA Tx/Rx ports, four global system for mobile communications (GSM) Rx ports, and
two GSM Tx ports that make the device ideal for cellular handsets and data card applications.
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 12/14/2010