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Skyworks Solutions Press Release - February 15, 2011

Skyworks Expands Family of Antenna Switch Modules
Supporting Smart Phones, Tablets and Datacards - New Solutions Address Size, Cost and Performance Requirements for New Markets and Platforms

Click to visit Skyworks SolutionsBarcelona, Spain—Feb. 15, 2011—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 family of antenna switch modules (ASMs) for dual and triple-mode smart phones, tablets and datacards. These newest devices cover a wide range of applications from low-cost 3G handsets to HSPA+/LTE-enabled datacentric devices such as high-end smart phones, data dongles and tablets - - - all of which require design flexibility, high performance and cost-effective architectures. Skyworks’ comprehensive RF switch products are based on both gallium arsenide (GaAs) and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies and complement its world-class front-end and power amplifier module portfolio, allowing the company to capture additional dollar content per platform.

“Skyworks is excited to be augmenting our broad GaAs and silicon based RF front-end solutions portfolio with these new SOI devices that help address real market needs and enhance performance requirements,” said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Our ability to meet customers’ needs on multiple fronts and with highly integrated architectures, demonstrates the breadth and depth of Skyworks’ technology and capabilities in this demanding market.”
 
About Skyworks’ Newest Antenna Switch Modules
SKY13402-466LF block diagram            The SKY13402-466LF is a GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) single-pole, ten-throw (SP10T) antenna switch with an integrated mobility industry processor interface (MIPI) decoder and dual low-pass harmonic filters. The switch has six transmit (Tx)/receive (Rx) ports that make it ideal for any combination of 2G/3G multimode cellular applications. Using advanced switching technologies, the device maintains low insertion loss and high isolation for both Tx and Rx switching paths. The switch also exhibits an excellent triple beat ratio and 2nd/3rd order modulation distortion performance.

            The SKY18108 is a single-pole, nine-throw (SP9T) antenna switch front-end module packaged in a compact 3.2 x 2.5 millimeter (mm), 20-pin multi-chip module (MCM). The low-cost switch has three high linearity ports suitable for transparent bridging (tri-band 3G/quad-band 2G or TD-SCDMA/2G multi-mode handsets and datacards). The device is based on SOI technology and includes Tx harmonic filters. It is designed for dual mode, high power switching applications that require low insertion loss. The ASM is also optimized for both GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and TD-SCDMA systems.

            The SKY18110 is a single-pole, eight-throw (SP8T) ASM packaged in a compact 3.2 x 3.2 mm, 20-pin MCM for use in multi mode, high power band switching applications that demand low-insertion loss. The ASM has six high linearity ports providing full flexibility for 2G GSM/EDGE, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology and includes Tx harmonic filters.

            The SKY18116 is a SP8T antenna ASM packaged in a compact 3.2 x 2.5 mm, 18-pin MCM designed for dual and tri mode, high power band switching applications that require low-insertion loss. The ASM has six high linearity ports providing full flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology and includes Tx harmonic filters and is optimized for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA and LTE systems.

            The SKY18118 is a SP10T switch FEM packaged in a compact 3.5 x 3.2 mm, 20-pin MCM. The FEM has five high linearity ports providing full flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology and includes Tx harmonic filters as well as 2G Rx surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and is optimized for compact layout and highly integrated RF front end customer solutions.
 
Pricing and Availability
            Samples of Skyworks’ new ASMs are currently available and will commence volume production in the second half of 2011. For pricing please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.
 
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress being held February 14-17.


About Skyworks
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: www.skyworksinc.com.


SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks Media Relations:
Amanda Ingalls,
(949) 231-3045
sales@skyworksinc.com
www.skyworksinc.com





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