Microwave Journal

Skyworks Captures GSM/GPRS and EDGE Design Wins at MediaTek

May 27, 2010

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it has captured design wins at MediaTek in support of several of their next-generation platforms targeting low-cost handsets in emerging markets.

MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, revolutionizes the manufacture of mobile phones in mainland China by supplying complete chipset solutions utilizing their own baseband processor, radio, multimedia and connectivity product offerings as well as the necessary software. MediaTek then leverages front-end solutions to offer a turnkey approach to manufacturers who supply handsets to consumers around the world.

Skyworks’ front-end solutions for MediaTek’s MT6253 platform and other top-tier customers contain the best power-added efficiency performance over a broad power range – increasing talk and extended standby times for handsets and data card modules. In addition, Skyworks’ compact and integrated total transmit solutions, consisting of a power amplifier (PA), switch module, and automatic power controller, reduce bill-of-material costs and overall board space.

“MT6253 is our first 2.5G system-on-chip, integrating all essential electronic components, including DBB, ABB, power management unit and RF transceiver,” said JiChang Hsu, Executive Vice President at MediaTek. “It is rapidly ramping and is expected to be one of the main, high-volume runners in the coming years. Together with Skyworks’ front-end modules, the MT6253 platform further reduces the material count and size of a complete mobile phone.”

“Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with MediaTek as they meet the growing demand for mobile handset platforms in emerging markets,” said Liam K. Griffin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Skyworks. “Our proven, low-cost and compact solutions are ideally suited for this high growth, feature-rich handset segment where size, value and performance are key drivers.”