Skyworks Solutions achieved another impressive quarter of design wins, revenue and earnings growth to cap its 2017 fiscal year. Quarterly revenue was $985 million in Q4, a sequential increase of 9 percent and 18 percent above the year-ago quarter. For the full fiscal year, Skyworks achieved record revenue of $3.65 billion, an increase of 11 percent above the revenue in fiscal 2016.
Skyworks Solutions introduced the first product in a new family of highly integrated wireless networking solutions for mobile and IoT ecosystems. The SKY85812-11 is a dual-band front-end module incorporating a 5 GHz bypass LNA with SPDT T/R switch and a 2.4 GHz bypass LNA with SP3T switch, with a Bluetooth port for Wi-Fi antenna sharing. The SKY85812-11 also includes a 2 GHz LTE coexistence filter and diplexer.
Skyworks Solutions announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 and diversity receive (DRx™) modules for mobile applications have been adopted by some of the world’s leading machine-to-machine (M2M) module manufacturers to provide high performance, high speed 4G LTE capability.
Skyworks introduced the SKY12239-11, a voltage-controlled variable attenuator (VVA) with broadband, flat attenuation and a high third-order input intercept point (IIP3). The device was designed to cover 10 MHz to 1.5 GHz and was optimized for use as a wide dynamic range, ultra-low distortion attenuator.
Riding the continuing strength of wireless adoption, Skyworks reported third fiscal quarter revenue of $900.8 million, 20 percent above the prior year’s quarter and 6 percent above the prior quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.32 (GAAP), 36 percent above the prior year’s quarter, and $1.57 (non-GAAP), a 27 percent increase.
At IMS2017, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. expanded its small cell portfolio with the announcement of a high efficiency power amplifier (PA) supporting the unlicensed spectrum for license assisted access (LAA) and LTE unlicensed (LTE-U). LAA and LTE-U are capabilities enabled in LTE-Advanced that allow cellular systems to tap the 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum to increase data capacity.