Skyworks Unveils Power-Optimized Backlight Drivers for Smartphones and
Solutions Enhance Image Quality and Maximize Battery Life
Mobile World Congress 2013
BARCELONA, Spain -- February 27, 2013
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced
several new backlight LED drivers supporting next-generation smartphones and
tablets. Skyworks’ family of highly efficient, integrated, multi-channel
products are tailored to support display panels ranging in size from 4 to 12
inches, significantly enhancing image quality and resolution while maximizing
battery life. The multi-channel architecture and highly efficient, DC/DC
boost-technology enable LED backlight driver efficiencies exceeding 90 percent
and facilitate superior dimming performance.
“Skyworks is excited to be offering smartphone and tablet providers a broad
range of analog power management and lighting solutions,” said John O’Neill,
vice president and general manager of power, lighting and display at Skyworks.
“The need for increasingly complex solutions to help meet consumers’
insatiable desire for longer battery life and better image quality from their
mobile devices represents a strategic growth opportunity for Skyworks. Given
our broad product portfolio and in-house, RF and analog systems design
expertise, Skyworks is uniquely positioned to address these needs particularly
as our customers seek highly integrated architectures that deliver
According to IHS iSuppli, shipments of smartphones with screens 5 inches or
larger will more than double this year to over 60 million units in 2013 as
consumers are increasingly attracted to larger screen sizes. Currently,
large-screen phones represent approximately 7 percent of the overall
Through its power management portfolio which includes LED flash and backlight
drivers, discrete voltage regulators, PMICs and battery management devices,
Skyworks is increasing its dollar content per platform in some of the fastest
growing market segments. With customers placing greater value on total
solutions, Skyworks is creating highly integrated solutions and shortening
development cycles for next-generation products.
About Skyworks Latest LED Driver Solutions
*SKY81452 is a high efficiency, six channel, white light emitting diode
(WLED) backlight driver with touch panel bias for tablet display
*SKY81453 is a high efficiency, six channel, WLED backlight driver for
tablet display applications.
*SKY82894 is a high efficiency, three channel, WLED backlight driver for
large screen smartphone display applications.
*SKY82895 is a high efficiency, two channel, WLED backlight driver for
large screen smartphone display applications.
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.
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:
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geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design
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