Skyworks Enables Low-cost Smartphones for Emerging Markets

  Skyworks Enables Low-cost Smartphones for Emerging Markets

       Family of Front-end Solutions Powering High Growth TD-LTE Market

Mobile World Congress 2014

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 24, 2014

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced a
suite of products targeting low-cost smartphones for emerging, high growth
markets. Skyworks’ portfolio of scalable and flexible front-end solutions
includes multiband power amplifiers, antenna switches and diversity modules
for low to high end TD-LTE platforms. These highly efficient solutions deliver
enhanced functionality, support multiple modulation schemes and enable handset
manufacturers to reduce the number of discrete components. GTI, the industry
association for the Global TDD Initiative, recently presented Skyworks with
the 2014 GTI Innovation Award for developing products that address the
performance, cost and size challenges of the TD-LTE market.

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“Skyworks is excited to be capitalizing on the enormous LTE upgrade cycle and
demand for low cost smartphones across emerging markets,” said Reza Kasnavi,
vice president and general manager of open market platforms at Skyworks. “Our
high performance products provide customers with a complete system solution as
well as a broad range of architectural implementation options.”

According to a January Credit Suisse report entitled, “Five Takeaways for
Wireless,” LTE handsets will double in terms of volumes in 2014 to 537
million, and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent long
term. In addition, emerging markets will rise from 71 percent of volume to 80
percent long term, driving a CAGR of 20 percent.

About Skyworks’ Front-end Solutions

The SKY13418-485LF is a single-pole-eight-throw antenna switch. The high
linearity performance and low insertion loss enables main/diversity switching
for LTE-based handsets, datacards and tablets. The symmetric port designs
provide flexibility in signal routing for receive diversity and higher power
TD-SCDMA/TDD-LTE, WCDMA/FDD and LTE transmit/receive applications.

The SKY13473-569LF is a single-pole-ten-throw (SP10T) antenna switch with a
mobile industry processor interface (MIPI®) and is part of a two-switch
family. Using advanced switching technologies, the device maintains low
insertion loss and high isolation for both transmit and receive switching
paths.

The SKY13477-001A is a three-pole-four-throw switch. Switching is controlled
by an integrated general purpose input/output interface with four control
pins. No external DC blocking capacitors are required as long as no DC voltage
is applied on any RF path.

The SKY13498 is a SP10T antenna switch with an integrated MIPI® controller.
Using advanced switching technology, the switch maintains low insertion and
high isolation, making it an ideal choice for UMTS, CDMA2000, EDGE, GSM and
LTE applications.

The SKY77621-11 is a hybrid multimode, multiband power amplifier module (PAM)
that supports 2.5G/3G/4G handsets, and operates efficiently in GSM, EGPRS,
EDGE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE modes. The PAM is fully programmable through a
MIPI® interface.

The SKY77753 PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad surface mount module (SMT)
developed for FDD LTE, TD-SCDMA and TDD LTE applications. The small and
efficient module integrates three PA transmit paths, input and output
matching, input switching for Bands 34 and 39, output switching for Bands 38,
40 and 41 and daisy-chained directional couplers in a single 5.0 x 3.5 x 0.9
millimeter (mm) package.

The SKY77754-11 PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad SMT developed for FDD, LTE,
TD-SCDMA and TDD-LTE applications. This small and efficient PAM integrates
three PA transmit paths, input and output matching and daisy-chained
directional couplers into a single 5.0 x 3.5 x 0.9 mm package.

The SKY77778-51 is a PAM that is a fully matched, 10-pad SMM developed for LTE
applications. The module includes broadband coverage of LTE FDD Band 7 and TDD
Bands 38, 40, 41 and AXGP Band in a compact 2.0 x 2.5 mm package. Attaining
high efficiencies throughout the entire power range while meeting LTE’s
stringent linearity requirements, the PAM delivers unsurpassed savings in
current consumption for data-sensitive applications.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress

Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth C41 (6C41)
at Mobile World Congress being held February 24 – 27.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive,
broadband, wireless 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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