Skyworks Powers MediaTek’s Latest Generation Dual-core Smartphone Platforms

  Skyworks Powers MediaTek’s Latest Generation Dual-core Smartphone Platforms

                       Capitalizing on Exploding Growth

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- August 14, 2013

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets announced that
MediaTek is leveraging several of Skyworks’ front-end solutions in their
innovative, dual-core MT6572 platform which is supporting multiple leading
tier-one smartphone manufacturers in emerging markets. MediaTek, a leading
fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital
multimedia solutions, has revolutionized the manufacture of mobile phones by
supplying complete chipset solutions that couples their own baseband
processor, radio, software, multimedia and connectivity product offerings,
with industry-leading front-end solutions to offer a turnkey approach to
manufacturers who supply handsets to consumers around the world.

The MT6572 is the world’s first dual-core, system-on-a-chip platform with
high-speed-packet-access, integrated WiFi, FM, GPS and Bluetooth®
functionality delivered in a cost-effective, four-layer printed circuit board.
This system-level design reduces bill-of-material costs, simplifies the
product development cycle and enhances time to market – all key drivers in the
fast moving mobile market.

“MediaTek is excited to be extending its collaboration with Skyworks
Solutions,” said Jeffrey Ju, general manager of the MediaTek’s smartphone
business. “Skyworks is a proven innovator and their leading-edge,
best-in-class solutions make them the ideal partner as we look to deliver
next-generation smartphones with features and performance associated
exclusively with high-end platforms.”

“As the transition to smartphones in the emerging markets continues to
accelerate, Skyworks is pleased to be working with MediaTek, a leader in
system-on-chip cellular platforms,” said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president
of worldwide sales at Skyworks. “As the solutions provider of choice, Skyworks
looks forward to capitalizing on the exploding smartphone growth in emerging
markets.”

Industry analysts expect future smartphone growth to come from emerging
markets where consumers are upgrading from feature phones to entry-level
platforms. According to IDC, 1.7 billion smart connected devices (tablets,
smartphones and PCs) will be shipped worldwide in 2014. Of those 1.7 billion
units, 1.0 billion will be delivered to emerging markets, with smartphones and
tablets comprising more than the majority of units. Specifically, IDC
estimates emerging markets will see a compound annual growth rate of 17
percent from 2012 – 2017 for connected devices.

About the MT6572

Leveraging the breakthrough technology and market momentum of the flagship
MT6589 quad-core HSPA+ platform, the new MT6572 integrates a power-efficient,
dual-core Cortex™-A7 central processing unit sub-system with speeds up to 1.2
gigahertz in 28 nanometers. The new platform also integrates MediaTek’s
advanced, multimode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem, 3G graphics, support up to HD
720p video playback and record, 5 megapixel camera and up to qHD displays.
Supporting the leading picture quality technologies inherited from MediaTek’s
extensive experience in the digital television market, the MT6572 delivers an
innovative solution that offers the finest visual quality and outstanding user
experience for high-end smartphone consumers.

About Skyworks’ Front-end Solutions

The fully matched, 14-pad SKY77758 power amplifier (PA) module packs full
coverage for Bands I, II, V, VIII into a single, compact 3.0 x 4.2 x 0.9
millimeter (mm) package. The small and efficient surface mount module meets
stringent spectral linearity requirements for WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
transmission with high power-added efficiency. A directional coupler
integrated into the module eliminates the need for any external coupler. The
single gallium arsenide, microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC)
contains all active circuitry in the module. The MMIC contains on-board bias
circuitry, as well as input and interstage matching circuits. Output match
into a 50-ohm load is realized off-chip within the module package to optimize
efficiency and power performance.

The SKY77590-11, SKY77590-21, SKY77590-51, SKY77590-61, SKY77593, SKY77594,
SKY77595 and SKY77596 are transmit (Tx)/receive front-end modules designed in
a very low profile (0.9 mm) and 6 x 6 mm compact form factor for quad-band
cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS 1900 operation. The
complete transmit VCO-to-antenna and antenna-to-receive, surface acoustic wave
filter modules consist of Tx harmonic filtering, a high linearity/low
insertion loss switch, and a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, PA
control block. A custom Silicon integrated circuit contains decoder circuitry
to control the RF switch while providing a low current, external control
interface.

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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Contact:

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