Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, announced that several of its single channel and diversity downconverters, including the SKY73032 and the SKY73021, have reached volume production with the industry's leading infrastructure OEMs. Skyworks' highly integrated solutions, which are a part of its rapidly growing Linear Products portfolio, support GSM/EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) applications, offer a wide range of RF frequencies, and leverage the same innovative transceiver technology Skyworks has developed for handsets.

"After capturing multiple design wins, we are delighted to have reached volume production with several of our products," said Stan Swearingen, Skyworks' vice president and general manager of Linear Products. "Our expansive portfolio supports infrastructure OEMs at any stage, from those implementing system upgrades to those developing next-generation designs, essentially providing customers with the ability to meet all their high performance downconverter needs with one supplier."

Growth in the wireless infrastructure market is expected to be fueled by capital expenditures for emerging regions and the build out of 3G networks required to handle the migration to WCDMA, where handsets and base stations must process voice and data simultaneously. According to CIBC estimates, capital expenditures for 3G alone are anticipated to be over $23 B in 2008, representing a compounded annual growth rate of 17 percent from 2006.

The company's expanded infrastructure portfolio includes high-performance receiver front-ends, downconverters, linear power amplifiers and drivers, as well as all of the necessary RF microwave discrete and passive components. Each component covers a wide range of frequencies, also making them ideal for satellite transceivers, wireless routers, wireless local loop, image storage modules, telemetry, RF identification (RFID) and other global wireless applications.