Skyworks Introduces Suite of Breakthrough Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers

  Skyworks Introduces Suite of Breakthrough Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers

 Solutions Deliver Best-in-Class Noise Figure, Improving Receiver Sensitivity
        and Dynamic Range for 4G Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Business Wire

TAMPA, Fla. -- June 4, 2014

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today unveiled a
suite of new, ultra-low noise amplifiers (LNAs) for cellular infrastructure,
wireless connectivity and broadcast communication applications. The new LNAs
provide best-in-class noise figure as well as high gain and linearity,
improving receiver sensitivity and dynamic range. Receiver sensitivity is a
key specification of any radio used in wireless communications given its
important role in detecting and separating signals, as well ensuring effective
operations.

“Skyworks’ new ultra-low noise amplifiers offer unprecedented performance
levels for 4G wireless applications,” said John O’Neill, vice president of
broad markets marketing at Skyworks. “By leveraging our systems-level
expertise, specialty processes and differentiated packaging technologies, we
are offering customers highly optimized solutions for a wide range of
communications applications.”

Skyworks’ new devices also help reduce performance variation over process and
temperature changes, provide highly flexible direct current biasing, in
addition to fast on/off functionality with minimal switching – improving
overall system power efficiency.

With accelerating 4G LTE network deployment, mobile operators are investing to
keep pace with the growth in mobile data traffic. In fact, mobile broadband
demand is at an all-time high, with some operators reporting a doubling of
data traffic in each of the last five years. This is creating pressure to
deploy more efficient network technologies that can deliver increased mobile
data capacity at a lower cost. As a result, operators are investing heavily in
advanced, LNA-intensive infrastructure platforms.

According to a February 2014 report by Visiongain entitled “LTE Base Station
Market Forecast 2014-2024: Top Companies Creating the Next Generation
Infrastructure for 4G Mobile Telecommunications”, 2014 will be a pivotal year
and one of significant growth for LTE base stations as mobile operators will
need to increase network capacity to handle the explosive growth in data
traffic. In addition, TechNavio’s analysts forecast the global LTE base
station market to grow at a CAGR of 49.5 percent by 2016.

About Skyworks’ New Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier Family

The SKY67150-396LF and SKY67153-396LF are optimized for 300–2200 MHz and
700–3800 MHz, respectively, with active bias, high linearity, superior gain
and industry-leading NF performance. The devices leverage Skyworks’ advanced
semiconductor manufacturing and packaging processes in a compact 2 x 2
millimeter, 8-pin, dual flat no-lead package. Internal active bias circuitry
provides stable performance over temperature and process variation. The LNA
family uses a common layout with band-specific tuning and offers the ability
to externally adjust supply current for system-level optimization.

About Skyworks’ Wireless Infrastructure Solutions

Skyworks offers a broad portfolio of RF/microwave products for wireless
communications infrastructure systems, including cellular telephone base
stations, WiMAX access points, land-mobile radio systems and point-to-point
radio links. Skyworks’ portfolio includes components and subsystems from the
antenna connection to the baseband output, including LNAs, power amplifiers,
general purpose amplifiers, mixers, modulators, demodulators, switches,
attenuators, detectors, directional couplers, hybrid couplers, power
splitters/combiners, ceramic filters and resonators, as well as discrete
control components such as PIN diodes, tuning varactor diodes, Schottky diodes
and chip attenuators.

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks’ new ultra LNA family is currently available for both sampling and
production. For volume pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

Skyworks at IEEE MTT-S 2014

Skyworks will be exhibiting these products, and other world class RF and
analog solutions, in booth #1815 at MTT-S 2014, being held June 3–5 in Tampa,
Fla.

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, battery chargers,
circulators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional
couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators,
LED drivers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters,
PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices,
receivers, switches, technical ceramics and voltage regulators.

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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