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Skyworks Enables Sonos’ High-Fidelity Amp for Emerging Smart Audio Applications

January 18, 2019

Skyworks Solutions Inc. announced that its wireless engines are delivering connectivity in Sonos’ new versatile digital amplifier, the Amp. Specifically, Sonos is leveraging several of Skyworks’ front-end solutions to facilitate robust Wi-Fi communications allowing users to effortlessly transmit high-quality sound throughout the home with their mobile phones. With the surge in connected devices across the IoT, wireless capability has become the critical link for many applications.

“High-fidelity audio systems are elevating today’s smart home beyond mere conveniences to premium entertainment experiences,” said John O’Neill, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. “Skyworks’ solutions facilitate seamless connectivity in multimedia platforms, ensuring optimal speed, reliability and sound quality. Further, with our recent addition of intelligent audio technologies, we are expanding our IoT footprint in everything from home audio to kitchen appliances, thermostats, digital assistants, speakers and more.”

According to Juniper Research, the smart audio devices market is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2022, up from an estimated $2.5 billion in 2017, as consumers opt for homes and entertainment systems with increasing levels of connectivity. The proliferation of connected devices across the IoT coupled with artificial-intelligence voice assistant integration, easy smartphone interfacing and a growing number of mobile apps are driving this exponential growth.