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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is partnering with SMC Networks, a leading customer premise equipment manufacturer for multi-service operators (MSOs), to develop wireless connectivity solutions for security, monitoring and automation (SMA) applications in the emerging connected home market. SMC is utilizing Skyworks’ wireless networking and ZigBee® front-end solutions for security sensors, smoke alarms, motion detectors and touch pads.
“SMC is joining forces with Skyworks to deliver innovative solutions for the connected home,” said Max Brogi, vice president of product management at SMC Networks. “With MSOs in the United States and Canada making full-scale deployments this year, SMC sought to collaborate with the industry leader in analog solutions to deliver best-in-class, energy efficient products. Together with Skyworks’ front-end modules, SMC is creating platforms that integrate effortlessly with existing security systems and devices, operate and back up wirelessly, are easy to install, and give MSOs a great opportunity to present revenue-generating services to their customers.”
“Skyworks is pleased to be partnering with SMC, an industry leader in customer premise equipment for both residential and commercial applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks. “As more and more devices within the home become connected, we look forward to a long and successful partnership with SMC to supply a wide range of wireless solutions and next-generation technologies addressing this enormous market opportunity.”
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.