Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it has received the 2011 Global Partnership Award from ZTE for excellence in performance and worldwide cooperation. Skyworks was the only RF company honored with this achievement. ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, leverages multiple Skyworks’ products including EDGE and WCDMA/LTE front-end solutions for data cards and USB modems, TD-SCDMA and CDMA solutions for handsets, as well as antenna switch modules for several smart phone platforms. ZTE also utilizes several custom high performance analog solutions from Skyworks for infrastructure and WLAN applications. “Congratulations to Skyworks on achieving this notable distinction,” said management at ZTE. “Skyworks’ commitment to customer satisfaction and working closely together as a partner has helped ZTE achieve our growth goals and deliver best-in-class solutions to customers in 140 countries around the globe.” “Skyworks is extremely honored to receive this recognition from ZTE,” said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Skyworks. “We are committed to continuous improvement and providing our customers with unparalleled service and support.” About ZTE ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Founded in 1985, it is China’s largest listed telecoms equipment company. Listed as an A-share company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 1997, the company was also listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong in 2004, becoming the first Chinese company to hold both A and H shares. ZTE has the industry’s most comprehensive product range and end-to-end solutions, covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company’s expertise in these areas allows it to satisfy the demands of global operators and assist them in their pursuit of innovation. ZTE delivers its high-quality, cost-effective products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries around the globe.
About SkyworksSkyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers diverse standard and custom linear products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and mobile handset applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, mixers/demodulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, 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. Safe Harbor Statement This news release includes “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks and AnalogicTech (including without limitation certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “believes,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” or “continue,” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect Skyworks’ and AnalogicTech’s respective future operating results, financial position and cash flows. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including the expected benefits and costs of the transaction; management plans relating to the transaction; the expected timing of the completion of the transaction; the ability to complete the transaction; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration plans; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that, prior to the completion of the transaction, AnalogicTech’s business may experience disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers or other business partners; that the parties are unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Skyworks’ and AnalogicTech’s respective SEC reports, including but not limited to the risks described in Skyworks’ Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 and AnalogicTech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, as well as subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It Skyworks will file a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO and AATI will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the amended merger agreement and tender offer. Security holders are advised to read the Tender Offer Statement and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement when they are available because they will contain important information. Investors can obtain the Tender Offer Statement when it is filed by Skyworks, the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement when it is filed by AATI, and other documents filed by Skyworks and/or AATI for free at the web site of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders can obtain free copies of the documents filed by Skyworks with the SEC from Skyworks by contacting Skyworks’ Investor Relations at (949) 231-4700 or by accessing Skyworks’ investor relations website at http://www.skyworksinc.com, and free copies of the documents filed by AATI with the SEC from AATI by contacting AATI's Investor Relations at The Blueshirt Group, Lisa Laukkanen, at (415) 217-4967 or by accessing Advanced Analogic Technologies’ investor relations website at http://www.analogictech.com. Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.