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Skyworks Unveils Family of Highly Integrated Multimode Power Amplifier Modules to Support Mobile Data Market Segment

February 15, 2010
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Solutions Offer Significant Cost and Size Benefits While Meeting Demand for Multiple WCDMA Bands

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 introduced several highly integrated multimode power amplifier modules (PAMs) for next-generation smart phones and data cards requiring multiple wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) bands. These solutions support up to five WCDMA bands and are optimized for specific mobile data requirements.

Skyworks' devices are ideal for today's handset OEMs, smart phone providers and reference design partners, among others, who are looking to meet consumers' demand for mobile Internet applications and always-on connectivity with innovative platforms in small form factors. According to Piper Jaffray, an equity research firm, global smart phone sales alone could increase from roughly 139 million units in 2008 to 400 million units in 2011, representing a 42 percent compounded annual growth rate.

"Skyworks' new multimode and multiband power amplifier modules meet the need for increased frequency bands while reducing board space," said Gregory L. Waters, Skyworks' executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions. "Skyworks is pleased to once again be at the forefront of innovation and helping to enable tomorrow's smart phones, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, and embedded wireless devices."

About Skyworks' Highly Integrated Multimode and Multiband Power Amplifiers
• The SKY77601, SKY77604, SKY77605 and SKY77607 are multimode and multiband (MMMB) PAMs for next-generation high speed packet access (HSPA) 3G phones and data modules. The devices operate efficiently in quad band general packet radio service (GPRS) and enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE), and support bands 1, 2, 5 and 8 for WCDMA and high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) modulation. The SKY77601 and SKY77604 have been designed for significantly improved performance under mismatch conditions and have reduced current consumption over the entire power range to maximize handset talk and stand-by times. In addition, to simplify the integration on the phone board the SKY77601 and SKY77604 utilize a serial peripheral interface (SPI) to communicate with the radio frequency transceiver and the antenna switch module (ASM).

• The SKY77602 PAM is designed for integrated data modules that support up to five WCDMA bands - 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8. Skyworks' new PAM integrates the functionality of five discrete PAs into a single package, leading to significant bill-of-material (BOM) and phone board size reductions. This is the first in a family of products released throughout 2010 that are optimized for specific mobile data requirements such as fixed supply voltage, reduced output power, and significant improvements to heat dissipation.

Pricing and Availability
Samples of the SKY77601, SKY77602, SKY77604, SKY77605 and SKY77607 will be available later this year. Customized pricing is available.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress being held February 15-18.

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