Skyworks Launches Family of Highly Innovative Connectivity Solutions for Smartphones and Tablets

  Skyworks Launches Family of Highly Innovative Connectivity Solutions for
  Smartphones and Tablets

Flip-chip Packaging Significantly Reduces Overall Footprint, Enabling Thinner
                        Solutions for Mobile Platforms

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- March 10, 2014

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today unveiled
several wireless networking products incorporating flip-chip packaging,
augmenting its existing world-class mobile connectivity portfolio. Skyworks’s
newest devices leverage innovative and proprietary manufacturing techniques
that allow smartphone and tablet OEMs to incorporate smaller, thinner
solutions for 802.11ac system-in-package (SiP) modules. As high-end mobile
devices deliver ever-increasing functionality and ubiquitous connectivity,
reducing the front-end circuit board footprint is critical as system providers
seek high performance, highly flexible solutions for next-generation
platforms.

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“Skyworks’ unique flip-chip packaging capabilities are enabling us to offer
unprecedented form factors in support of flagship smartphones and tablets,”
said Bill Vaillancourt, vice president and general manager of mobile
connectivity solutions at Skyworks. “Our newest wireless networking devices
are highly integrated and solve our customers’ analog and RF complexity
challenges so consumers can enjoy mobile platforms with fast, reliable
anytime, anywhere data access.”

Flip chip is a type of surface mountable packaging technology that reduces
footprint and thickness (compared to conventional packaging), weighs less, is
easy to assemble, lowers production costs and improves electrical and thermal
performance. Flip-chip solutions combine the strengths of various packaging
techniques, such as the size and performance advantage of bare die assembly
with the reliability of encapsulated devices which can also be fully RF tested
at die level. Their significant size and weight reduction makes them ideal for
use in a variety of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.

About Skyworks’ Connectivity Solutions

SKY85202-11: a single-pole, triple-throw switch with an integrated LNA for 2.4
GHz, 802.11ac modules

SKY85606-11: a single-pole, double-throw switch with an integrated LNA for 5
GHz, 802.11ac modules

Both devices are highly integrated and feature an LNA with bypass mode, low
loss RF switch and DC blocking capacitors in a single, compact flip-chip
package. In addition, these Skyworks Green™ products are compliant with all
applicable legislation and are halogen-free.

Additional products in this portfolio will be released later this year.

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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ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses
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Skyworks Investor Relations:
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