Skyworks Solutions Press Release - February 17, 2010
Skyworks Supports Customers' LTE Platforms with FamilySolutions Covers Multiple Bands and Modes Targeting High Performance Mobile Broadband Platforms
of Power Amplifier and Front-End Modules
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 17, 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 the company's extensive portfolio of long-term evolution (LTE) power amplifier and front-end modules is now supporting the M710 solution from ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless semiconductors and platforms.
LTE is emerging as the 4G standard of choice worldwide for mobile broadband systems. These 4G systems are expected to significantly boost network throughput, improve spectral efficiency and performance, reduce latency, simplify roaming and further drive economies of scale. According to Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), LTE network commitments increased 100 percent in the last eight months with 51 networks in 24 countries worldwide currently committed to LTE. All major handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers, and operators worldwide are now committed to this technology with multiple trials underway.
Skyworks' family of LTE products, which includes four front-end modules in addition to two power amplifier modules, provide the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building 4G-enabled handsets, basestations, wireless PC cards, and a host of other embedded solutions.
The portfolio includes the industry's first LTE front-end modules for Bands I, IV, VII and VIII (the SKY77445, SKY77455, SKY77456 and SKY77458) for worldwide applications, and the industry's first power amplifier modules supporting LTE-FDD for North America (the SKY77449 and SKY77453).
"Skyworks is pleased to be supporting ST-Ericsson as they deliver innovative technology, enabling devices for consumers requiring access to high-speed mobile broadband and global coverage," said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering at Skyworks. "Through our leadership technology we are enabling next-generation platforms across a wide range of frequencies and applications worldwide."
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its portfolio of solutions in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress, being held February 15-18.
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: http://www.skyworksinc.com/redirect.asp?source=RFCafe.
Safe Harbor Statement
This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks (including without limitation certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will," or "continue," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.
These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: 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.
Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Skyworks Media Relations:Amanda Ingalls, (949) 231-3045orSkyworks Investor Relations:Thomas Schiller, (949) 231-4700
Date Posted 2/18/2010