Skyworks Introduces Innovative Front-end Solutions for Smart Energy Applications

  Skyworks Introduces Innovative Front-end Solutions for Smart Energy
  Applications

   Highly Efficient Devices Increase Range for Smart Gas and Water Meters;
              Products Being Leveraged by 40 Tier-one Customers

electronica 2012

Business Wire

MUNICH -- November 15, 2012

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced
a family of highly efficient front-end solutions for smart water and gas
metering applications. Skyworks’ front-end solutions enable significant size
and cost reduction. In addition, many of Skyworks’ front-end solutions allow
for plug-and-play functionality, drastically reducing the design time for new
products. To date, Skyworks’ solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one
utility and smart energy providers throughout Europe.

“Skyworks’ newest front-end solutions offer increased range, high power
efficiency and robust design flexibility – three critical features in smart
metering applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and
general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “Skyworks is delighted
to be delivering highly integrated modules that are enabling smart utility
grids to improve their capacity and successfully manage customer demand, while
allowing consumers to monitor and use energy and water more resourcefully.”

According to the GSMA, the utilities sector is set to invest U.S. $200 billion
in smart grids worldwide through 2015 as the need to provide growing
populations with enough water and energy – without causing potentially
catastrophic damage to the environment – is one of the biggest challenges
facing governments and societies worldwide. Systematically using embedded
mobile connectivity to create smart utility grids and smart energy
environments can improve suppliers’ ability to effectively manage demand and
enable consumers and businesses to use resources more efficiently.

About Skyworks’ Front-end Solutions

The SKY65367-11 and SKY66100-11 are 169 to 170 MHz transmit/receive front-end
modules (FEM) that are usable in unlicensed bands in Europe. The high
performance FEMs include a power amplifier (PA) capable of more than +24 dBm
(SKY66100-11) and +30 dBm (SKY65367-11) of transmit output power (VCC = 3.6
volts) at more than 43 percent power added efficiency (SKY65367-11) and more
than 50 percent PAE (SKY66100-11) for the module. For current-sensitive
applications, the 16-pin, 4 x 4 millimeter multi-chip module PA can be
bypassed to save battery current. All functionality can be controlled by a
three-wire interface. The highly manufacturable, cost-effective FEMs can also
be placed in deep sleep mode to further increase battery life. The receive
chain consists of a low-loss single-pole, triple-throw switch, providing an
insertion loss of approximately 0.4 dB.

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks’ front-end solutions are currently available for sampling. For
pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

Skyworks at Electronica 2012

Skyworks will be exhibiting its products in Hall A, Booth 517 at Electronica
2012, being held November 13 – 16 in Munich, Germany.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive,
broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial,
medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications.
The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators,
demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules,
hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display
solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters,
PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices,
receivers, switches and technical ceramics.

Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering,
manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North
America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ Web site at:
www.skyworksinc.com.

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