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Skyworks Ramps Antenna Tuning Solutions



  Skyworks Ramps Antenna Tuning Solutions

     Innovative Products Supporting Several Tier-one Smartphone Providers

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 26, 2013

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, is ramping
several antenna tuning products with leading smartphone manufacturers.
Skyworks’ devices are meeting the market demand for tunable antennas which
dramatically improve performance by increasing data throughput, reducing
dropped calls and minimizing the antenna footprint needed for today’s
multiband LTE smartphones.

With the proliferation of the worldwide mobile spectrum, smartphone
manufacturers are seeking new analog semiconductor solutions that can
efficiently handle more than 20 cellular frequency bands in addition to WiFi
and Bluetooth®. Antenna tuning and antenna diversity are both key elements to
solving these challenges. Antenna tuning enhances cellular operators’
available spectrum while antenna diversity is an effective means for improving
RF transmission performance. Together they provide a highly efficient platform
to optimize today’s demanding radiated requirements. Skyworks has developed a
suite of patented and highly innovative solutions that address this market
opportunity.

“Skyworks is enabling higher data rates while reducing the number of antennas
required to support global roaming in data-intensive smartphones,” said David
Stasey, general manager of analog solutions at Skyworks. “We are pleased with
the design win traction of our antenna tuning solutions and excited to be
further expanding our portfolio. With customers facing unprecedented analog
and RF complexity and placing greater value on system performance, Skyworks is
uniquely positioned to capitalize on this front-end opportunity while
capturing increasing dollar content per platform.”

About Skyworks’ Switching Technology

  * SKY13448-001 is a single-pole, double throw LTE/WCDMA/GSM transmit switch
    controlled by an integrated general purpose input/output interface with a
    control pin. This high power, ultra linear 0.1 – 3.0 gigahertz (GHz)
    switch is provided in a compact, 8-bump, 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.36 millimeter wafer
    level chip scale package that meets demanding requirements for board-level
    assembly. Its high linearity is especially useful for switching
    co-existence notch filters for tuning antenna performance. Samples are
    available now.
  * SKY13396-397LF is a state-of-the-art, complementary metal-oxide
    semiconductor, Silicon-on-insulator, double-pole, double-throw (DPDT)
    switch that provides high linearity performance, low insertion loss and
    high isolation. This high linearity DPDT is particularly well suited for
    driving today’s antenna diversity solutions. Operating from 0.1 – 3.0 GHz,
    it comes in a compact, quad flat, no-lead 2.0 x 2.0 mm package. Samples
    will be available in the second quarter of 2013.
  * SKY19001-001 is a single pole, single throw, aperture-tuning, field-effect
    transistor switch with integrated logic and bias block. This 1.5 x 1.55 mm
    device can achieve high linearity and ruggedness using a 2.65 voltage
    supply. Ultra low insertion loss allows high Q tuning, keeping front-end
    losses to a minimum. Samples will be available in the second quarter of
    2013.
  * SKY19101-001 is a 6-bit, 1.6 x 2.0 mm mobile industry processor interface,
    programmable, binary-weighted digital capacitor. Linearity and ruggedness
    under high voltage standing-wave radio and low voltage supply makes it an
    ideal choice for antenna tuning applications. Samples will be available in
    the second quarter of 2013.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress

Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth E24 (6E24)
at Mobile World Congress being held February 25 – 28, 2013.

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.

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Contact:

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