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SiGe Semiconductor acquisition accelerates company’s vision of enabling ubiquitous mobile connectivity.
WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 28, 2011 – 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 captured the market leader position in wireless networking with the acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor. Skyworks’ connectivity solutions can be found powering a variety of Internet access devices including smart phones, set-top boxes, gateways, BluRay® players, gaming consoles, tablets and personal computers, high-power access points and routers.
“Following the SiGe acquisition, we believe Skyworks’ modules are enabling more than one-third of the world’s wireless radios, significantly more than any other single company,” said Allen Nogee, principle analyst at In-Stat, a market research firm. “And with wireless networking providing bandwidth for smart phones and expanding connectivity in tablets and other consumer devices, Skyworks is well positioned to capture additional market share in this fast growing market.”
“With the addition of SiGe’s product portfolio and intellectual property, Skyworks is delighted to be enabling mobile connectivity across a broader spectrum of wireless networking markets and applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “Our combined product portfolio allows us to offer customers a breadth of best-in-class solutions and capitalize on our position in tablets and smart phones, where wireless networking attachment rates are approaching 100 percent, as well as home automation and energy management.”
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