Skyworks Enables Low-Cost Smartphones for Emerging Markets
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 – Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets introduced a suite of products targeting low-cost smartphones for emerging, high growth markets. Skyworks’ portfolio of scalable and flexible front-end solutions includes multiband power amplifiers, antenna switches and diversity modules for low to high end TD-LTE platforms. These highly efficient solutions deliver enhanced functionality, support multiple modulation schemes and enable handset manufacturers to reduce the number of discrete components. GTI, the industry association for the Global TDD Initiative, recently presented Skyworks with the 2014 GTI Innovation Award for developing products that address the performance, cost and size challenges of the TD-LTE market.
“Skyworks is excited to be capitalizing on the enormous LTE upgrade cycle and demand for low cost smartphones across emerging markets,” said Reza Kasnavi, vice president and general manager of open market platforms at Skyworks. “Our high performance products provide customers with a complete system solution as well as a broad range of architectural implementation options.”
According to a January Credit Suisse report entitled, “Five Takeaways for Wireless”, LTE handsets will double in terms of volumes in 2014 to 537 million, and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent long term. In addition, emerging markets will rise from 71 percent of volume to 80 percent long term, driving a CAGR of 20 percent.
About Skyworks’ Front-End Solutions
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth C41 (6C41) at Mobile World Congress being held February 24 – 27.
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: www.skyworksinc.com
Posted February 24, 2014
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