Skyworks Powering Multiple LTE Platforms
Industry Leading Technology Enabling Next-Generation Smart Phones, Netbooks and Datacards; Solutions Allow Higher Data Rates and Always-on Connectivity
Barcelona, Spain—Feb. 14, 2011—Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that its extensive LTE product portfolio continues to gain traction with leading handset OEMs and smart phone providers and is at the heart of several new, yet unreleased 4G devices slated for launch later this year. Skyworks enabled the world’s first commercial LTE device, Samsung’s high speed 4G USB modem, the world’s first mobile LTE handset, and several platforms from ST-Ericsson. Since then, Skyworks has secured additional design wins with HTC, among others, to power various 4G smart phones.
Today’s 4G platforms allow consumers to access and stream data and multimedia applications anytime, anywhere at higher data rates than previous generation networks. Skyworks’ family of LTE products provide the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building 4G-enabled handsets, basestations, wireless PC cards, and a host of other embedded solutions.
“Skyworks is delighted to be an industry leader in delivering solutions that ultimately offer consumers the best user experience, particularly in this age of always on connectivity,” said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering at Skyworks. “By improving efficiency and performance, boosting network throughput, and simplifying roaming, Skyworks’ broad product portfolio is offering tangible benefits to handset OEMs and smart phone providers, as well as infrastructure suppliers and operators worldwide to ensure consumers have access to high-speed mobile broadband data and global coverage.”
According to the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), 180 operators are investing in LTE in 70 countries – with 17 networks already launched worldwide.