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Skyworks launches family of amplifier solutions for fast growing small cell infrastructure market

May 24, 2016

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, introduced a suite of high performance amplifiers specifically addressing the rapidly growing small cell infrastructure market. As mobile devices and applications supporting the Internet of Things transition to 5G technologies, there will be an immediate and substantial increase in network load and an unprecedented deployment of small cell systems to help improve network performance. Skyworks' newest products provide infrastructure OEMs industry leading performance and an entire portfolio of solutions for next generation global cellular networks that address multiple bands.

"With the launch of these new amplifiers, Skyworks is enabling small cell infrastructure OEMs to radically simplify their system architecture," said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of Diversified Analog Solutions for Skyworks. "Specifically, our innovative devices meet stringent band requirements in the global landscape and provide our customers with unmatched amplifier efficiency and a lower bill of materials. As a result, service providers and consumers can enjoy better network efficiency and lower costs."

According to a February estimate by Small Cell Forum, the global small cell market is estimated to grow from $1 billion in annual equipment sales in 2015 to $6.7 billion by 2020 with small cells accounting for 85 percent of the radio access network (RAN) hardware in a mobile operator's network.

About Skyworks' Family of Power Amplifiers
The SKY66184-11, SKY66185-11 and SKY66186-11 are compact devices designed for FDD/TDD small cell base stations and cover major LTE bands. High gain and high linearity for optimal performance with excellent output return loss make these devices easy to use and minimize the number of external components. These solutions include integrated coupler for output power monitoring and only require single 3.3V power supply. For additional information about these and other wireless small cell solutions, please visit: Amplifiers for Small Cell Applications.

Skyworks at IMS2016
Skyworks will be showcasing its new products and broad market solutions portfolio at the IMS2016 Symposium at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (Booth 1611) from May 24-26, including live demonstrations of the SKY66184-11