Skyworks and Panasonic form joint venture for high performance filter solutions
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced the creation of a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation, one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, to design, develop and deliver high performance filters including surface acoustic wave (SAW) and temperature compensated (TC) SAW devices. At the core of the joint venture is Panasonic Filter Division's engineering and process talent, expertise in filter design and leading edge products as well as 412 fundamental filter patents and patent applications.
"We believe this new venture leverages the core strengths of both companies to better serve the high volume filter market and positions us to substantially grow the business, benefiting our customers and employees," said
"We are excited to be joining forces with Panasonic in bringing highly innovative filters to the exploding mobile connectivity and Internet of Things markets," said
About the Joint Venture with Panasonic
Filter Market Drivers and Panasonic's Leadership
The insatiable demand for always-on connectivity and ever increasing user data demands have driven a proliferation of bands and the addition of 4G/LTE capabilities. In fact, 3GPP now has more than 45 sanctioned bands. This is significantly increasing the demand for filters and especially for high performance TC SAW filters which enable the dense packing of bands. The need for world class sensitivity and the increasing co-existence issues, due to simultaneous operation of GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular radios necessitate the extremely high quality filtering enabled by Panasonic's technology.
Panasonic's high performance filter portfolio offers several demonstrable advantages including:
- Reduced size and weight
- Higher selectivity
- Excellent Q and low insertion loss
- Reliability and stability under harsh environments
- Lower distortion
- Field proven, high volume production