Skyworks Ramping Production to Enable over 40 Million Transponders
July 16, 2012 Press Release
WOBURN, Mass., July 16, 2012 – Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced it has introduced analog solutions for low-noise receivers being used in high-sensitivity radio frequency (RF) automotive highway tag applications, including toll tag transponder systems. Skyworks’ devices are being deployed across 40 million transponders supporting small signal RF applications where primary DC power is not available.
“Skyworks is delighted to be delivering our analog solutions across new and diverse markets,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “Electronic toll collection systems represent yet another application that leverages Skyworks’ wireless expertise to combine the benefits of RFID, microwave technology and satellite positioning to enable increased interoperability, particularly as cities and transportation agencies look to reduce costs, ease traffic congestion, improve safety and minimize environmental impacts.”
Skyworks’ solutions are ideal for other RF mixer and power detection wireless applications including 802.11 wireless networking, CATV/Satcom, infrastructure, medical, military and test/measurement.
The SMS7630-079LF is a surface mountable, plastic packaged silicon mixer device designed for RF and microwave mixers and detectors. The series includes low-barrier diodes and zero-bias detectors that combine Skyworks’ advanced semiconductor technology with low-cost packaging techniques. All solutions are 100 percent DC tested and deliver tight parameter distribution, which minimizes performance variability. Wiring configurations include singles, common cathode, series pairs, unconnected pairs and dual-series pairs. They may be used for frequencies up to 10 gigahertz, given their low capacitance.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers high performance analog products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers/demodulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, 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.
Date Posted 7/18/2012