Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that two of its power amplifier modules are enabling the first commercial long term evolution (LTE) handset in the United States. Samsung’s newest 4G mobile phone, the Craft™, was launched in Las Vegas by MetroPCS and leverages the SKY77702 and the SKY77703. The carrier expects to cover 19 markets by 2011 and approximately 110 million LTE customers in major cities such as Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. Today’s 4G systems offer a comprehensive solution where data and streamed multimedia are available to consumers anytime, anywhere at higher data rates than previous generation networks. In July 2010, Skyworks enabled the world’s first commercial LTE device, Samsung’s high speed 4G USB modem.
“Skyworks is delighted to once again be at the forefront of the technology powering next-generation devices that allow consumers to enjoy higher data rates and always-on connectivity,” said Gregory L. Waters, Executive Vice President and General Manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Our solutions benefit handset OEMs and smart phone providers, as well as infrastructure suppliers and operators worldwide by improving efficiency and performance, boosting network throughput, and simplifying roaming to provide the best consumer experience.”