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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, is ramping several antenna tuning products with leading smartphone manufacturers. Skyworks’ devices are meeting the market demand for tunable antennas which dramatically improve performance by increasing data throughput, reducing dropped calls and minimizing the antenna footprint needed for today’s multiband LTE smartphones.
With the proliferation of the worldwide mobile spectrum, smartphone manufacturers are seeking new analog semiconductor solutions that can efficiently handle more than 20 cellular frequency bands in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth®. Antenna tuning and antenna diversity are both key elements to solving these challenges. Antenna tuning enhances cellular operators’ available spectrum while antenna diversity is an effective means for improving RF transmission performance. Together they provide a highly efficient platform to optimize today’s demanding radiated requirements. Skyworks has developed a suite of patented and highly innovative solutions that address this market opportunity.
“Skyworks is enabling higher data rates while reducing the number of antennas required to support global roaming in data-intensive smartphones,” said David Stasey, general manager of analog solutions at Skyworks. “We are pleased with the design win traction of our antenna tuning solutions and excited to be further expanding our portfolio. With customers facing unprecedented analog and RF complexity and placing greater value on system performance, Skyworks is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this front-end opportunity while capturing increasing dollar content per platform.”
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth E24 (6E24) at Mobile World Congress being held February 25 – 28, 2013.
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