Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that its industry-leading silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being utilized by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems. Specifically, Skyworks’ solid state technology is enabling seamless low noise and broadband switching between audio, Blu-ray/DVD, navigation, cell phone and vehicle security display inputs as well as a variety of other high bandwidth media sources in automobiles. Skyworks’ ultra-broadband RF switches, the first targeted for AEC-Q100 automotive qualification, offer increased reliability at a lower cost structure than more problematic electromechanical switches.
“Skyworks is once again demonstrating its commitment to leverage our analog semiconductor technology across broad market applications,” said David Stasey, general manager of analog solutions at Skyworks. “We are delighted to be supporting the automotive industry with high performance wireless semiconductor technology that is enhancing safety and the overall driving experience.”
RF semiconductor integration is one of the fastest growing trends in automotive-interior electronics. Globally, automotive semiconductor revenues are estimated at over $25 billion, according to IHS iSuppli. Automotive and transportation user interface solutions are being driven to the next level by superior interior and exterior human-to-machine interfaces. Using innovative technologies such as high speed solid state switching, automotive companies are enhancing the driving experience with reliable, interactive controls that combine style, performance, reliability and innovative technology.