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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, commenced volume shipments of several medium to high-power ZigBee® front-end solutions for smart meters, home automation, security sensors and gateway applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions deliver the industry’s most integrated and highest efficiency devices, enabling leading broadband service providers, security companies and utilities to offer next generation connected home services with increased wireless ranges for applications including monitoring, control, energy management and health care. Customizable, turnkey solutions are revolutionizing the way companies deliver low-cost, high value interactive services to consumers.
“Skyworks is delighted to be offering best-in-class ZigBee® front-end solutions that are enabling exciting consumer applications such a home monitoring, security and energy management from a smartphone,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “We believe we are in the early innings of what will be an enormous market opportunity as seemingly everything within the home becomes connected.”
As cited in GSMA’s Vision of Smart Home: The Role of Mobile in the Home of the Future report, the combined revenue from the smart metering, home automation and home energy management segment is forecasted to generate more than $44 billion in 2016, according to market analyst companies ABI and Berg Insight. The overall revenue potential of the smart home is expected to be even higher as devices from the entertainment, health and home security sectors also become connected.
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