Skyworks Expands Suite of 802.11ac Solutions

  Skyworks Expands Suite of 802.11ac Solutions

  New Front-end Modules First in a Series of Devices Supporting WiFi-enabled
Smartphones and Tablets; Leveraging Broad Range of Networking Solutions Across
                              Reference Designs

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 28, 2013

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today expanded
its wireless portfolio with the introduction of highly integrated front-end
modules enabling 802.11ac connectivity in smartphones and tablets. The
company’s precision analog semiconductors are already being utilized in many
of the world’s first commercially-available 802.11ac notebooks, ultrabooks,
LED TVs, routers, USB data cards and Blu-Ray® players.

IEEE 802.11ac technology allows consumers to download content substantially
faster than equivalent 802.11n solutions and improve the wireless range. With
download speeds of greater than a gigabit per second, these devices offer
consumers the world’s fastest, most reliable wireless coverage and help
address the growing need for a more robust and efficient wireless network.

“Skyworks is gaining early momentum in meeting the demand for 802.11ac
solutions, particularly in the high growth smartphone and tablet markets,”
said Peter Gammel, vice president and general manager of mobile connectivity
at Skyworks. “With several key reference design wins in place, we are pleased
that our highly integrated products are delivering the exceptional performance
our customers expect and in turn allowing consumers to enjoy some of the
fastest download speeds across multiple mobile platforms.”

According to ABI Research all major smartphone makers are planning to include
WiFi functionality in their platforms, with many carriers adding the standard
for its ability to support large files for movies and songs. Currently 44
percent of smartphones have WiFi capability with the number expected to
increase to 90 percent by 2014. ABI also predicted that the number of
WiFi-enabled traditional mobile phones shipped would reach 520 million units
by 2014, up from 141 million shipments in 2009.

About Skyworks’ 802.11ac Front-end Modules

SKY85302-11 is a complete 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN), radio
frequency (RF) front-end module (FEM) with a Bluetooth® port. The device
provides all the functionality of a fully matched power amplifier (PA), power
detector, harmonic filter, low-noise amplifier (LNA) and single-pole,
triple-throw switch. This functionality provides a complete 2.4 gigahertz
(GHz), 256 quadrature amplitude modulation WLAN RF solution from the output of
the transceiver to the antenna, and from the antenna to the input of the
transceiver. The LNA increases the receive (Rx) sensitivity of embedded
solutions to improve range. The SKY85302-11 also includes a transmit (Tx)
power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range, and a digital enable control for
Tx on/off control. The device is provided in an ultra compact, 16-pin, 2.5 x
2.5 x 0.45 millimeter (mm), quad-flat-no-lead package (QFN).

SKY85702-11 is a highly integrated, 5 GHz, 802.11ac FEM incorporating a
single-pole, double throw (Tx/Rx) switch, and a PA intended for mobile
802.11ac applications and systems. The device operates from a single supply
voltage of 3.6V. An integrated power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range is
included to provide closed-loop power control within the system. It is
provided in a compact, 16-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.45 mm QFN package.

Both FEMs feature direct from battery operation – removing the need for a low
drop out regulator and associated components.

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.

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geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design
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