Skyworks Powers NETGEAR’s Leading 802.11ac Router

  Skyworks Powers NETGEAR’s Leading 802.11ac Router

 Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router Delivers World’s Fastest Speeds for Gaming
                              and Home Streaming

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- August 12, 2014

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that
several of its solutions are powering the Nighthawk^TM X6 platform from
NETGEAR^®. The device is the industry’s first tri-band WiFi 802.11ac router
delivering speeds up to 3.2 gigabits per second and supporting the increasing
number of wirelessly enabled devices in the home. Skyworks is powering the two
5 gigahertz front-end modules, the 2.4 GHz module in addition to the radio
frequency content across these bands.

“Today’s connected customers are using an increasing number of WiFi devices in
the home,” said Sandeep Harpalani, director of product marketing for retail
networking products at NETGEAR. “By leveraging Skyworks’ leading-edge
connectivity solutions within our Nighthawk™ X6 platform, we are able to
provide customers with high definition coverage throughout the home.”

“Skyworks is excited to be partnering with NETGEAR to capitalize on the
increasing demand for high quality in-home entertainment,” said Bradley C.
Byk, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Skyworks. “This analog-rich
application is the industry’s first tri-band WiFi router solution capable of
providing up to two times the total data rate of routers available in the
market today, allowing consumers to stream simultaneous HD content wirelessly
on several devices at once.”

High performance 802.11ac WiFi currently enables convenient and high quality
media applications for several hundred million and growing residential
gateways, service providers and over-the-top set top boxes, smart televisions
and whole home audio systems. According to ABI Research, by the end of 2014,
802.11ac is expected to be included in more than 50 percent of total WiFi
integrated circuits shipped. ABI also predicts that as the technology
continues to expand with new protocols, nearly 18 billion more chipsets will
ship cumulatively from 2015 – 2019.

About NETGEAR’s Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000)

Nighthawk X6 intelligently segments slower and faster devices into the most
appropriate WiFi band. This network load balancing and segmentation enables
the X6 to mitigate interference and more effectively support all WiFi devices.
It also supports NETGEAR Beamforming+, a smart, signal-focusing technology
that improves WiFi connections by locking onto a wireless device on the
network and pinpointing WiFi signals directly at the device. As consumers
move, Beamforming+ adjusts for distance, delivering the best experience for
fast downloads, clearer voice over Internet calls, uninterrupted HD video and
lag-free gaming. The boost in speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections
is delivered on all three WiFi bands.

About Skyworks’ WiFi Connectivity Solutions

Skyworks' WiFi connectivity solutions include high performance integrated
front-end modules as well as discrete power amplifiers (PA), low noise
amplifiers (LNA), SPDT, SP3T and DPDT switches, and power management devices.
These products enable numerous Internet of Things applications including
mobile devices, computing, networking and home entertainment. Skyworks’ 2.4
GHz, 5 GHz, and dual-band products cover WLAN 802.11a,b,g,n, and the emerging
high throughput 802.11ac standards. The company’s broad portfolio supports a
wide range of end products from access point and routers to mobile/portable
subscriber equipment.

The SKY85710-11 and SKY85712-21 are highly integrated, 5 GHz FEMs
incorporating a single-pole, double-throw transmit/receive switch, a LNA with
bypass and a PA intended for fixed access points and mobile solutions
supporting 4K ultra HD video and high fidelity audio streaming in routers,
gateways, set-top boxes, digital TVs and gaming platforms.

The SKY85309-11 is a highly integrated, 2 GHz FEM incorporating a
single-pole-double-throw transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) switch, a LNA with bypass
and a PA intended for high-power 802.11ac applications and systems. The LNA
and PA disable functions ensure low leakage current in off mode. An integrated
power detector is included to provide closed-loop power control within the

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks’ new WiFi connectivity solutions are currently available for both
sampling and production. For additional product information, please contact


NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the
company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking,
storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and
their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking,
storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The
company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile
broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built
on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline,
with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in
approximately 49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

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:

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Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered
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States and in other countries. NETGEAR and Nighthawk are trademarks of
NETGEAR, Inc. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their
respective companies.


Skyworks Media Relations:
Pilar Barrigas, (949) 231-3061
Skyworks Investor Relations:
Stephen Ferranti, (781) 376-3056
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