Skyworks Unveils Industry’s Best Dual LED Flash Driver

  Skyworks Unveils Industry’s Best Dual LED Flash Driver

 Solution Delivers Single Lens Reflex Camera Quality to Smartphones Ensuring
                        Users Capture Precious Moments

Mobile World Congress 2014

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2014

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets introduced the
industry’s best dual flash driver for smartphones. Incorporating Skyworks’
proprietary TrueFlash™ capability, the device enables sophisticated LED flash
management features to capture the best image possible, as well new user
features such as message notification and privacy indicator. With its unique
dynamic flash control and battery voltage monitoring, the driver operates at
lower power while maintaining flash capability, ensuring the camera does not
power down during critical moments. TrueFlash™ also provides the highest
intensity flash for the best illumination across all conditions, offers the
best system reliability and the most flexibility when independently
controlling two drivers.

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“Skyworks is at the forefront of camera flash innovation and is excited to
offer our customers truly differentiated solutions,” said Dipti Vachani, vice
president and general manager of power, lighting and display at Skyworks. “Our
device with integrated TrueFlash™ capability is the only solution on the
market offering significantly enhanced smartphone camera image quality to
improve the user experience.”

According to a study by Assocham entitled “The Digital Camera versus
Smartphones,” the demand for digital cameras is declining rapidly as the
popularity of smartphones has soared. “Smartphones are becoming the main
camera of choice by a large number of people and increasingly more consumers
are relying on their smartphones instead of compact digital cameras for both
still photos and video capture,” stated the study. The report reveals that 92
percent of customers now prefer high-end smartphones over digital cameras. The
report also noted that smartphones need fewer steps to share the images with
others, thanks to built-in Internet access and applications designed to
interface with social media and photo sharing sites.

According to Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and
advisory firm, mobile phones with cameras will grow from approximately 1.6
billion units in calendar year 2011 to over 2.2 billion units in calendar year
2015, representing over 90 percent of mobile phones worldwide. An additional
15 percent of smartphones will have two cameras to take portrait photos or to
enable video chat.

About Skyworks’ Dual Flash Driver

The SKY81296 with TrueFlash™ is a high efficiency, 2.4 A/2 A high-current
boost converter with two independently programmable constant current outputs.
By offering completely independent control of the two LEDs, the driver enables
camera system engineers to implement sophisticated flash management algorithms
that enhance image quality. The device is intended for LED photo flash
applications in all Li-ion powered portable products.

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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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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