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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Skyworks Introduces the Most Comprehensive Portfolio of LTE Power Amplifiers and Front-End Modules

Source: Skyworks Solutions press release
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced the industry’s broadest family of power amplifiers (PA) and front-end modules (FEM) for long-term evolution (LTE) applications. LTE has emerged as the dominant 4G standard with all major handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers, and operators across the globe committed to this technology. According to Strategy Analytics, the global LTE handset market alone is expected to reach 150 million units by 2013.

This multi-band and multi-mode family of products, which now includes two new PA modules and four new FEMs, supports 13 frequency bands - - - the largest across the industry - - - and provides the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building 4G-enabled handsets, infrastructure basestations, wireless PC cards, and a variety of other embedded solutions. The portfolio includes the industry’s first PA modules supporting LTE-FDD for the United States (the SKY77449 and SKY77453) and LTE-TDD for China (the SKY77441); and the industry’s first LTE front-end module for Band VII.

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