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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, introduced a product portfolio of energy management solutions for the wireless home. The company’s Linear Products’ business has captured several key design wins with various market leaders for automated meter reading (AMR), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and ZigBee® (IEEE 802.15.4).
Multiple customer's mesh network solutions are going into volume production using Skyworks’ tested technology that includes front-end modules (FEM), power amplifiers (PA) and drivers, switches, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO), phase lock loops (PLL), diodes and other key building block components.
“Our Linear Products’ business continues to gain traction in the increasingly dynamic energy market,” said Stan Swearingen, Jr., vice president and general manager of Linear Products at Skyworks. “Skyworks has uniquely tailored our portfolio of discrete and highly integrated front-end solutions to support a range of remote metering emerging applications.”
According to ABS Energy Research, there are approximately 2.5 billion electric, gas and water meters in the world, of which only six percent are automated. As a result, there is pent-up demand for an economic RF solution to more efficiently collect, report and monitor utility usage by both service providers and consumers. Accordingly, Skyworks has shipped product into more than 2 million meters to date.
Skyworks has prioritized energy management, and the company’s suite of RF solutions is gaining traction at key utilities worldwide. For instance, the company recently commenced volume production in support of one of North America’s largest electricity providers, with more highly integrated RF solutions on the horizon.
Skyworks will be showcasing many solutions from its Linear Products’ portfolio in Booth 1617 at IMS 2008.