Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, commenced volume shipments of several medium to high-power ZigBee® front-end solutions for smart meters, home automation, security sensors and gateway applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions deliver the industry’s most integrated and highest efficiency devices, enabling leading broadband service providers, security companies and utilities to offer next generation connected home services with increased wireless ranges for applications including monitoring, control, energy management and health care. Customizable, turnkey solutions are revolutionizing the way companies deliver low-cost, high value interactive services to consumers.
“Skyworks is delighted to be offering best-in-class ZigBee® front-end solutions that are enabling exciting consumer applications such a home monitoring, security and energy management from a smartphone,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “We believe we are in the early innings of what will be an enormous market opportunity as seemingly everything within the home becomes connected.”
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 connected.
About Skyworks’ ZigBee®/Smart Energy Front-end Modules
are 2.4 gigahertz, high performance and fully integrated RF FEMs designed for ZigBee®/smart energy and 802.15.4 applications. The FEMs are designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility, with integrated inter-stage matching and harmonic filter, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 – 3.6 volt (V) complementary metal oxide semiconductor levels. The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range from 2.0 to 3.6 V, allowing the devices to be used in battery-powered applications over a wide spectrum of the battery discharge curve.
Skyworks’ ZigBee®/smart energy front-end modules 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.