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Skyworks Announces Leadership Changes to Enhance Focus and Drive Greater Alignment Across Its Diverse Product Portfolio



  Skyworks Announces Leadership Changes to Enhance Focus and Drive Greater
  Alignment Across Its Diverse Product Portfolio

   Liam Griffin Promoted to Executive Vice President and Corporate General
                                   Manager

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- November 20, 2012

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced
executive management changes that will increase collaboration between its
front-end solutions and high performance analog teams, driving development of
next generation solutions and setting the stage for further market
outperformance.

Liam Griffin, who previously served as executive vice president and general
manager of Skyworks’ high performance analog business, has been promoted to
executive vice president and corporate general manager. This newly created
role encompasses responsibility for all of Skyworks’ business units and is
designed to enhance product line performance, leverage organizational
synergies and best capitalize on market opportunities. Prior to his leadership
role in high performance analog, Griffin served as the Company’s senior vice
president of sales and marketing where he gained in depth knowledge of
Skyworks’ broad product portfolio.

“Skyworks is enabling mobile connectivity across some of the world’s most
exciting communications platforms including smartphones, tablets and
e-readers,” said David J. Aldrich, president and chief executive officer of
Skyworks. “We are capturing more content per platform than ever before and
rapidly expanding our footprint in complementary new vertical markets such as
automotive, medical and home automation. With our customers demanding higher
levels of analog and RF integration and placing greater value on total
solutions, we are proactively driving alignment across all Skyworks teams to
create a more integrated and rapid development cycle for our next generation
products. Liam’s track record of success makes him the ideal person for this
key leadership role.”

As part of the realignment, Gregory Waters will be leaving Skyworks following
a transition period. “We thank Greg for his instrumental role in building
Skyworks’ front-end solutions franchise and are grateful for his many
contributions over the years. We wish him well in his future endeavors,”
Aldrich concluded.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify
for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include
without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of
Skyworks (including without limitation certain projections and business
trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as
"anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may,"
"will," or "continue," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of
these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties
and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future
operating results, financial position and cash flows.

These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not
limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market
conditions; the susceptibility of the semiconductor industry and the markets
addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the
timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our
ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses
or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of
customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third party
semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier
components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies, including the
possibility of expiring tax cuts combined with mandatory reductions in federal
spending, in the United States that could adversely affect either (i) the
economy and our customers’ demand for our products or (ii) the financial
markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture
and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly
changing technological environment; economic, social and political conditions
in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate,
including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation
networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in
our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing
processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance,
repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large
percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third
party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication,
assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and
accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to
identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including
potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well
as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability
to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to
retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other
employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities,
and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product
plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new
product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our
products and any remediation costs; shorter than expected product life cycles;
problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller
geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design
integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual
property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as
other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed
from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as
of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United
States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are
trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:

Skyworks Media Relations:
Pilar Barrigas, (949) 231-3061
or
Skyworks Investor Relations:
Stephen Ferranti, (781) 376-3056
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