Skyworks Commences Volume Production of RF Solutions for Broadcom's 5G WiFi Platforms

Products Powering Access Points, Routers and Customer Premise Equipment for 802.11ac Applications

WOBURN, Mass.--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets has commenced volume production of several high performance RF solutions supporting Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) 5G WiFi (IEEE 802.11ac) chips - including minicards for access points, routers and customer premise equipment.


The explosion of video consumption and the growing number of wireless devices being used by consumers are putting tremendous stress on existing 802.11 a/b/g/n networks and resulting in video buffering, skipping and battery drain. Broadcom's new 5G WiFi chips deliver Ethernet-quality speeds three times faster and six times more power efficiently than previous generations of Wi-Fi devices enabling customers to download Web content faster from anywhere in their homes and connect multiple devices to their network simultaneously - all while consuming less device power.

"Consumers want access to high-definition quality video at fast speeds on multiple devices anywhere in the house - on the TV, or transferred to tablets and smartphones," said Rahul Patel, vice president of marketing at Broadcom. "Broadcom is working closely with Skyworks and other ecosystem partners and customers to address this demand and create 5G WiFi products that deliver the best experience yet."

"Skyworks is pleased to be partnering with Broadcom to push wireless performance to new levels," said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high-performance analog at Skyworks. "Broadcom's leadership in bringing IEEE 802.11ac devices to the market is complemented by our innovative portfolio of high performance RF solutions that meet customer demand for applications and devices."

According to Gartner Analyst Mark Hung, Wi-Fi enabled devices will grow from less than one billion units in 2010 to more than three billion in 2015, fueled by 802.11ac. Many believe the 5th generation Wi-Fi standard is poised to become one of the most influential mobile and wireless technologies in the years to come.

About Skyworks' Mobile Connectivity Solutions

*The SKY85803 is a complete 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless local area network (WLAN) RF front-end module (FEM) that provides all the functionality of power amplifiers (PA), filtering, power detector, transmit/receive (T/R) switch, diplexers and associated matching.

*The SE2605L is a high power 802.11bgn WLAN PA module providing the functionality of the PA, power detector, reference voltage generator and input match.

*The SE5003L1-R is a 5 GHz microwave monolithic integrated circuit PA with superior output power, linearity and efficiency.

*The SE5516A is a dual band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN FEM providing all the functionality of the PAs, filtering, power detector, T/R switch, diplexers and associated matching.

*The SKY13351-378LF and SKY13377-313 are pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs) FET integrated/circuit switches.

*The SKY13370-374LF is a GaAs, pHEMT high electron mobility transistor, single pole double throw (SPDT) terminated, high power switch.

*The SKY65404-31 is an ultra low-noise amplifier (LNA) intended for 5 GHz wireless receiver applications.

*The SKY65405-21 is an ultra LNA intended for 2.4 GHz wireless receiver applications.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers high performance analog products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers/demodulators, 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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