Skyworks: More new Products

    • SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 Leverages Skyworks’ SkyBlue™ Enabling Technology to Address Global Carrier Aggregation Challenges and Deliver LTE Band Support while Extending Power Range and Simplifying Factory Calibration

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today launched SkyOne® Ultra 2.0, a highly integrated, single LTE SKU solution that solves harmonically-related carrier aggregation challenges through design while delivering the highest linear RF power as well as power added efficiency in the world. This next generation platform is a complete RF front-end system consisting of three LTE modules which utilize Skyworks’ revolutionary SkyBlue™ technology in addition to a separate 2G transmitter - covering all of the functionality between the transceiver output and the antenna. This innovative platform not only improves performance in terms of power output and system efficiency, it also delivers this performance in the most compact size commercially available, supporting 22 bands in less than 240 square millimeters.

“With today’s high-end smartphones supporting upwards of 20 frequency bands and more than 30 carrier aggregation combinations, OEMs face tremendous challenges in managing board size and operating battery life,” said Joel King, vice president and general manager of Advanced Mobile Solutions for Skyworks. “SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 delivers on both fronts, providing best-in-class battery life and overall system efficiency in an industry-leading compact footprint. Further, it enables true single SKU platforms with flexible antenna support and a baseband agnostic interface, giving OEMs tremendous competitive advantages and reduced times to market. The fact that SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 also delivers enhanced output power to address emerging Class 2, high power user equipment (HPUE) requirements, demonstrates Skyworks continued ability to leverage our broad systems expertise and create highly configurable and customized solutions that reduce system complexity and deliver unparalleled performance.”

    • Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS), a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of LTE chips for wireless device manufacturers worldwide, announced they have delivered the world’s first solution optimized for LTE Category M (Cat M) applications addressing the growing demand for embedded cellular connectivity across the Internet of Things (IoT). The device leverages Skyworks’ half-duplex RF front-end module and Sequans’ new Monarch LTE Cat M single chip to deliver a highly integrated, turn-key solution based on Release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard. The Skyworks/Sequans platform, which is scalable to operator requirements worldwide, simplifies the design process, shortens OEM development time and significantly accelerates the launch of next generation LTE-based devices targeting low data rate, low power applications.

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Skyworks, NXP, Cavium, Juniper Shine at Mobile World

Michael McConnel and John Vinh and colleagues at Pacific Crest write that Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), which the firm rates Overweight, is primed to gain market share in wireless chips with the new Samsung “Galaxy S7”:

The company remains well positioned to see meaningful content growth opportunities in high-end smartphone platforms including the Samsung GS7 and the upcoming iPhone 7. We estimate Skyworks’ content in the GS7 increased 15% driven by (1) SkyOne Ultra design wins in low and middle bands, (2) enhanced content gains associated with its diversity/receive modules, as prior versions had lower content, (3) increasing band count, and (4) Samsung SKU reduction.