Skyworks Ramps GPS/GNSS Solutions in Emerging Markets

  Skyworks Ramps GPS/GNSS Solutions in Emerging Markets

  LNA Front-end Modules Designed for Smartphones, Tablets and Other Handheld
  Devices; First Devices Compatible with China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- September 17, 2013

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced
that its highly integrated, low noise amplifier front-end modules are being
leveraged by various OEMs to enable global positioning systems (GPS) and
global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in smartphones, tablets and other
mobile devices in emerging markets. Skyworks’ modules offer high linearity,
excellent gain and an integrated filter, providing manufacturers with
cost-effective, high performance solutions in a compact footprint. These
devices are also the first semiconductors to support China’s BeiDou navigation
satellite system (BDS), China’s second-generation system that is enabling GPS
in consumer platforms in addition to other public safety applications such as
transportation systems, water conservancy, forest-fire prevention and disaster

“Skyworks is delighted to be the first semiconductor company with solutions
that are supporting widespread GPS capability in smartphones and other
handheld devices throughout China and across Asia,” said David Stasey, vice
president and general manager of analog solutions at Skyworks. “Given our
early investments addressing China’s BeiDou system, our unique capabilities
and leadership position in GPS and location-based technologies, we are well
positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for these devices in emerging,
high growth markets.”

GNSS is a series of satellites that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning
with global coverage. It allows small electronic receivers to determine their
location (longitude, latitude and altitude) to within a few meters using time
signals transmitted along a line-of-sight by radio from satellites. Receivers
then calculate the precise time as well as position, which can be used as a

According to Frost & Sullivan, there will be an increasing prominence of
Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) data derived from GNSS and associated
Value Added Services (VAS) in the next 10 to 20 years. In their Market Insight
report entitled “Global Navigation Satellite System Market Assessment – In
Pursuit of New Business Opportunities,” they predict that Asia Pacific will
continue to represent the fastest growing region through 2021, with the market
more than doubling in 10 years from $29 billion to over $74 billion by 2021.
In their GNSS Market Report, the Global Semiconductor Association forecasted
that global shipments will exceed one billion units before 2020, driven by
growth in emerging economies.

About Skyworks’ LNA Front-end Modules

The SKY65709-81 is a front-end module (FEM) with an integrated low noise
amplifier and pre-filter designed for the BDS, GPS, GNSS and Galileo receiver
applications. Fabricated using advanced silicon technology, the device
features high linearity, excellent 14.5 dB gain, a high 1 dB input compression
point and a superior 2 dB noise figure. With minimal external components, the
embedded pre-filter provides low in-band insertion loss and excellent
rejection of the cellular, personal communication system and wireless local
area network frequency bands. It also uses surface mount technology in the
form of a small form factor, 6-pin, 1.7 x 2.3 millimeter multi-chip module
package, allowing for a highly manufacturable and low-cost solution. In
addition, the SKY65709-81 is pin-to-pin compatible with Skyworks’ non-BDS, GPS
FEMs including the SKY65708-11, SKY65708-51 and SKY65709-51.

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:

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(949) 231-3061
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