Skyworks Powers WNC’s Connected Home Solutions

  Skyworks Powers WNC’s Connected Home Solutions

    Partnership Expands Skyworks Presence in Fast Growing Markets; Devices
Enabling Remote Lighting, In-home Monitoring and Security/Automation Gateways

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- October 1, 2013

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced
that it is partnering with Wistron NeWeb Corp., a leading ODM in Asia and
supplier of connected home solutions for a number of branded OEMs. WNC is
leveraging Skyworks’ power management and ZigBee® front-end modules for
several of their low-power RF devices that, among other things, allows
consumers to turn lights on and off, automate appliances, monitor security
cameras and control other things around the home from anywhere via their
smartphone.

“WNC is pleased to be collaborating with Skyworks to deliver easily integrated
products for the connected home,” said Fa Yu Chen, vice president of
automotive and digital media business at WNC. “Our ability to develop well
thought out platforms from conception to volume production complements
Skyworks’ best-in class solutions that together enable a better end-user
experience.”

“With the connected home market expanding, Skyworks is delighted to work
closely with WNC, a leading global manufacturer of products for smart home
applications,” said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president of worldwide sales
at Skyworks. “Together we are creating innovative wireless solutions for
brand-name enterprises, system operators and content service providers –
ultimately allowing consumers to enjoy the full power of mobile connectivity.”

As cited in GSMA’s Vision of Smart Home: The Role of Mobile in the Home of the
Future report, the combined revenue from the smart metering, home automation
and home energy management segment is forecasted to generate more than $44
billion in 2016, according to market research companies ABI and Berg Insight.
The overall revenue potential of the smart home is expected to be even higher
as devices from the entertainment, health and home security sectors also
become connected.

The partnership with WNC expands Skyworks presence in the fast growing
connected home market. Earlier this year, Skyworks similarly announced it is
supporting SMC Networks for home security, monitoring and automation
solutions.

About Skyworks’ Connected Home Solutions

  *AAT4712 is a programmed, current limited, P-channel, metal oxide
    semiconductor field-effect transistor power switch designed for high-side,
    load-switching applications. With the programmed current limit, the
    integrated circuit ensures that the power ratings of the host are not
    exceeded and balances the system load and supercap-charging current
    automatically to provide enough system-load current in top priority. The
    integrated discharge-path control assures that the system load can be
    supported in the short term until the input power has fully charged the
    supercap.
  *SE2432L is a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz), high performance, fully integrated RF
    front-end module (FEM) designed for ZigBee® and smart-energy applications.
    Designed for ease-of-use and maximum flexibility, the FEM contains
    integrated, fully matched input baluns, integrated inter-stage matching
    and harmonic filter, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 – 3.6 volt
    (V) CMOS levels. The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range
    from 2.0 to 3.6 V, allowing the device to be used in battery-powered
    applications over a wide spectrum of the battery-discharge curve.

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks’ front-end solutions are currently available for both sampling and
production. For volume pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

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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