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
- The SKY13418-485LF
is a single-pole-eight-throw antenna switch. The high linearity performance and low insertion
loss enables main/diversity switching for LTE-based handsets, datacards and tablets. The
symmetric port designs provide flexibility in signal routing for receive diversity and higher
power TD-SCDMA/TDD-LTE, WCDMA/FDD and LTE transmit/receive applications.
- The SKY13473-569LF
is a single-pole-ten-throw (SP10T) antenna switch with a mobile industry processor interface
(MIPI®) and is part of a two-switch family. Using advanced switching technologies, the
device maintains low insertion loss and high isolation for both transmit and receive switching
- The SKY13477-001A
is a three-pole-four-throw switch. Switching is controlled by an integrated general purpose
input/output interface with four control pins. No external DC blocking capacitors are
required as long as no DC voltage is applied on any RF path.
- The SKY13498
is a SP10T antenna switch with an integrated MIPI® controller. Using advanced switching
technology, the switch maintains low insertion and high isolation, making it an ideal choice
for UMTS, CDMA2000, EDGE, GSM and LTE applications.
- The SKY77621-11
is a hybrid multimode, multiband power amplifier module (PAM) that supports 2.5G/3G/4G handsets,
and operates efficiently in GSM, EGPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE modes. The PAM is
fully programmable through a MIPI® interface.
- The SKY77753
PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad surface mount module (SMT) developed for FDD LTE, TD-SCDMA and
TDD LTE applications. The small and efficient module integrates three PA transmit paths,
input and output matching, input switching for Bands 34 and 39, output switching for Bands 38,
40 and 41 and daisy-chained directional couplers in a single 5.0 x 3.5 x 0.9 millimeter
- The SKY77754-11
PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad SMT developed for FDD, LTE, TD-SCDMA and TDD-LTE applications.
This small and efficient PAM integrates three PA transmit paths, input and output matching and
daisy-chained directional couplers into a single 5.0 x 3.5 x 0.9 mm package.
- The SKY77778-51
is a PAM that is a fully matched, 10-pad SMM developed for LTE applications. The module
includes broadband coverage of LTE FDD Band 7 and TDD Bands 38, 40, 41 and AXGP Band in a compact
2.0 x 2.5 mm package. Attaining high efficiencies throughout the entire power range while
meeting LTE’s stringent linearity requirements, the PAM delivers unsurpassed savings in current
consumption for data-sensitive applications.
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:
Posted February 24, 2014