Skyworks' Front-end System (Graphic: Business Wire)

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it has launched a breakthrough front-end system that integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna for simplified design within demanding next generation mobile platforms. Leveraging Skyworks’ silicon integration expertise, advanced manufacturing technologies and proprietary techniques, SkyOne™ is the world’s first semiconductor device to condense multiband power amplifiers and high throw switches along with all associated filtering, duplexing and control functionality into a single, ultra-compact package---all in less than half the area of the industry’s most advanced approach. At the same time, this groundbreaking solution provides the world’s best linearity and power added efficiency (PAE) for smart RF integration. As a result, SkyOne™ offers smartphone, tablet and ultrabook OEMs significant board space savings, ease of implementation, performance and time to market advantages.

Even as radio content and complexity continue to rise, consumers are demanding increasingly thinner and lighter mobile platforms with increased talk/data access time. To meet this challenge, SkyOne™ optimizes performance beyond what is possible with less integrated devices and incorporates all popular 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE protocols enabling seamless global network roaming and extended battery life.

“With the introduction of the SkyOne™ platform, Skyworks is redefining mobile communications technology,” said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Our breakthrough architecture is the culmination of extensive research and development that leverages Skyworks’ product depth, intellectual property scale and system-level expertise. As OEMs focus on industrial design, application development and marketing, they are increasingly turning to Skyworks to deliver a complete, drop-in front-end solution that optimizes each band and imposes no additional requirements to match components. SkyOne™ uniquely answers our customers’ design, implementation and time to market needs by ensuring that all RF and analog functionality works in concert.”

About Skyworks’ Family of SkyOne™ Front-End Solutions

Skyworks’ SkyOne™ family of FEMs integrate the following in a single package:
  • 2G / 3G / 4G power amplifiers
  • Support for bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17 and 20
  • Quad band GSM/EDGE power amplifiers and filters
  • All associated duplexer functionality
  • Integrated CMOS switches and control functions
  • DCS/PCS Rx filters

SkyOne™ enhances the carrier connectivity experience independent of operator or region. Future devices will leverage the best of new process, circuit design and advanced interconnect technology to create further disruptive improvements in size, performance and band integration.

Pricing and Availability

To sample Skyworks’ SkyOne FEM or request more information, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers high performance analog products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, 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.

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 (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 our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.

These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the wireless semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies in the United States that could adversely affect financial markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; whether we are able to successfully integrate Advanced Analogic Technologies’ operations; economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter than expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

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