Skyworks Receives Mexico’s Technology and Innovation Award

  Skyworks Receives Mexico’s Technology and Innovation Award        First Company to be Recognized in Two Categories in the Same Year  Business Wire  WOBURN, Mass. -- July 31, 2014  Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it received the National Technology and Innovation (PNTi) award from Mexico in two categories: Technology Management and Process Innovation. The PNTi is one of four awards given by Mexico’s federal government to businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to innovation and technology that make them more productive and competitive globally. Skyworks was recognized for its management systems, continuous improvement, best practices and intellectual property development.  Chairman and CEO David J. Aldrich congratulates Mexicali employees. (Photo: Business Wire)  Chairman and CEO David J. Aldrich congratulates Mexicali employees. (Photo: Business Wire)  “Skyworks is honored to receive one of Mexico’s highest awards for leadership in innovation and technology,” said Bruce J. Freyman, executive vice president of worldwide operations at Skyworks. “Our recognition in two categories is a testament to the best practices that our employees embrace on a daily basis.”  Over the last several years, Skyworks has worked with governmental agencies, universities and research and development centers to increase competencies, create new capabilities, grow business opportunities and nurture supplier development in Mexicali. In 2013, Skyworks was awarded the National Quality Award, and in 2012, the company received Baja California’s State Quality Award.  Skyworks has been manufacturing integrated circuit modules in Mexicali since 1969, investing in technology, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment – yielding a world-class operation based on advanced processes and a highly-trained workforce. The company is one of the largest employers in the Mexicali, with 3,100 employees and continuously participates in governmental programs that promote research and development in Mexico.  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:  Safe Harbor Statement  This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks (e.g., certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will," or "continue," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.  These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third-party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies that could adversely affect either (i) the economy and our customers’ demand for our products or (ii) the financial markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; economic, social, military and geo-political conditions in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third-party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter-than-expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.  Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:  Multimedia Available:  Contact:  Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Media Relations: Pilar Barrigas, 949-231-3061 or Investor Relations: Stephen Ferranti, 781-376-3056  
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