Skyworks in Volume Production with All Leading Handset Manufacturers for EDGE and WCDMA Front-end Module Solutions
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2007--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, today announced that the industry's top five handset OEMs are leveraging its Intera(TM) portfolio of EDGE and WCDMA power amplifiers and front-end modules. Solutions in volume production include the SKY77174 power amplifier module for Band I, the SKY77175 for Bands II and V, the SKY77329 and SKY77519 for quad-band EDGE, as well as proprietary architectures developed for specific customer use. By combining several of these modules, OEMs are able to create some of the smallest, most power efficient and cost-effective 3G multimode handsets incorporating quad-band EDGE and tri-band WCDMA solutions for use across Europe, the Americas and Asia. According to Deutsche Bank estimates, 3G cellular phones are expected to represent the majority of the more than 1.2 billion mobile phones the industry will ship in 2009, with multimode modules playing an extremely important role. Skyworks' portfolio of 3G front-end modules is gaining momentum as exemplified by the greater than 200 percent year-over-year unit growth in the most recently completed quarter. "The transformation from voice-centric handsets to multimedia EDGE, WEDGE and WCDMA wireless platforms is finally a reality, and we are delighted to be at the forefront in deploying the technology making this possible," said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice president of Skyworks Solutions. "While the complexity in the front-end module is increasing as each new operating frequency band requires additional amplifier, filtering and switching content, the number of suppliers possessing the breadth of process technologies and available GaAs capacity to address these needs is decreasing. Given this dynamic, we believe Skyworks is well positioned to capture market share for front-end content that will grow substantially faster than the overall handset segment." Dollar Content Opportunity in 3G Grows Third generation technology is applicable to both mobile and fixed wireless and is operational from any location, offering the potential to keep people connected at all times and in all places. The increasingly complex transmit modules that facilitate this ubiquity require the integration of various frequency bands, physically small form factors, low bill of materials costs and high power efficiency. These solutions must also manage an unprecedented level of related noise and potential signal interference within the handset. This trend creates a total available market for front-end content that will grow substantially faster than the overall handset segment, with $1.00 to $2.00 of addressable content in CDMA and GSM phones today increasing to nearly $6.00 in multimode-engine content per mobile device, producing an incremental RF market opportunity measured in the billions of dollars annually. Pricing and Availability For more information about Skyworks products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.skyworksinc.com.