Skywards Opening Design Center

Expands Existing Capabilities to Further Capitalize on Global Demand for 4G/5G and Internet of Things Applications

WOBURN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that it is opening a state-of-the-art design center and laboratory facility in San Diego, California. The design center will focus on the development of leading edge technologies targeting 4G/5G protocols and the Internet of Things.

“We are excited to be expanding our design and development capabilities, particularly given the increasing demand for our differentiated solutions,” said David J. Aldrich, chairman and chief executive officer for Skyworks Solutions. “With the addition of Skyworks’ new design center in San Diego, we are well positioned to extend our market leadership and further empower ubiquitous connectivity.”

Skyworks’ design center will be operational in July and is strategically situated to enhance collaboration among Skyworks’ design centers in Newbury Park and Irvine, California, its advanced packaging team in Irvine, its manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico as well as its filter joint venture with Panasonic in Japan, which designs and produces innovative RF filters and duplexers. Further, Skyworks’ new design center supports the company’s long standing relationships with its system-on-chip partners and the University of California, San Diego.

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Further, Skyworks’ new design center supports the company’s long standing relationships with its system-on-chip partners and the University of California, San Diego

I thought the selection of San Diego was interesting. I believe that QCOM is a partner and there has been some speculation of a buyout of SWKS by QCOM. I certainly hope it doesn’t happen because the value of a premium (IMO) wouldn’t come close to the longer term appreciation without a buyout.

Chris

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