Skyworks and SMC Networks Partner to Develop
Wireless Solutions for the Connected Home
-- Devices Enabling a Suite of Products for Security,
and Automation Applications
WOBURN, Mass., June 12, 2013 – Skyworks Solutions,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad
range of end markets, today announced that it is partnering with SMC Networks, a leading customer
premise equipment manufacturer for multi-service operators (MSOs), to develop wireless connectivity
solutions for security, monitoring and automation (SMA) applications in the emerging connected
home market. SMC is utilizing Skyworks’ wireless networking and ZigBee® front-end solutions
for security sensors, smoke alarms, motion detectors and touch pads.
is joining forces with Skyworks to deliver innovative solutions for the connected home,” said
Max Brogi, vice president of product management at SMC Networks. “With MSOs in the United
States and Canada making full-scale deployments this year, SMC sought to collaborate with the
industry leader in analog solutions to deliver best-in-class, energy efficient products.
Together with Skyworks’ front-end modules, SMC is creating platforms that integrate effortlessly
with existing security systems and devices, operate and back up wirelessly, are easy to install,
and give MSOs a great opportunity to present revenue-generating services to their customers.”
“Skyworks is pleased to be partnering with SMC, an industry leader in customer premise equipment
for both residential and commercial applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president
and corporate general manager at Skyworks. “As more and more devices within the home become
connected, we look forward to a long and successful partnership with SMC to supply a wide range
of wireless solutions and next-generation technologies addressing this enormous market opportunity.”
As cited in GSMA’s Vision of Smart Home: The Role of Mobile in the Home of the Future report,
the combined revenue from the smart metering, home automation and home energy management segment
is forecasted to generate more than $44 billion in 2016, according to market analyst companies
ABI and Berg Insight. The overall revenue potential of the smart home is expected to be
even higher as devices from the entertainment, health and home security sectors also become
About Skyworks’ Front-end Solutions
is a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz), high performance, fully integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed
for ZigBee® and smart-energy applications. Designed for ease-of-use and maximum flexibility,
the FEM contains integrated, fully matched input baluns, integrated inter-stage matching and
harmonic filter, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 – 3.6 volt (V) CMOS levels.
The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range from 2.0 to 3.6 V, allowing the device
to be used in battery-powered applications over a wide spectrum of the battery-discharge curve.
is a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) offering high linear power for wireless local area network (WLAN)
applications. Incorporating a power detector for closed-loop monitoring and control of
the output power, the PA contains high integration for a simplified design, providing quicker
time-to-market and higher application board production yield. The PA also integrates the
input, inter-stage and output match and power detector with 15 dB of dynamic range and a 3.8
GHz notch filter. Only six external decoupling capacitors are required to complete the
design. For WLAN applications, the device meets the requirements of IEEE 802.11a/n, and
delivers approximately 23 dBm of linear power at 5 V. In addition, the PA integrates the
reference voltage generator.
Pricing and Availability
front-end solutions are currently available for both sampling and production. For volume
pricing, please contact
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors.
Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure,
energy management, GPS, 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: