The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

Skyworks Introduces Innovative Analog Solutions for Automotive Toll Tag Systems

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Ramping Production to Enable over 40 Million Transponders</i> </p>

Monday, July 16, 2012

Skyworks Introduces Innovative Analog Solutions for Automotive Toll Tag Systems08:00 EDT Monday, July 16, 2012 WOBURN, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced it has introduced analog solutions for low-noise receivers being used in high-sensitivity radio frequency (RF) automotive highway tag applications, including toll tag transponder systems. Skyworks' devices are being deployed across 40 million transponders supporting small signal RF applications where primary DC power is not available. “Skyworks is delighted to be delivering our analog solutions across new and diverse markets,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks. “Electronic toll collection systems represent yet another application that leverages Skyworks' wireless expertise to combine the benefits of RFID, microwave technology and satellite positioning to enable increased interoperability, particularly as cities and transportation agencies look to reduce costs, ease traffic congestion, improve safety and minimize environmental impacts.” Skyworks' solutions are ideal for other RF mixer and power detection wireless applications including 802.11 wireless networking, CATV/Satcom, infrastructure, medical, military and test/measurement. About Skyworks' Analog Solutions The SMS7630-079LF is a surface mountable, plastic packaged silicon mixer device designed for RF and microwave mixers and detectors. The series includes low-barrier diodes and zero-bias detectors that combine Skyworks' advanced semiconductor technology with low-cost packaging techniques. All solutions are 100 percent DC tested and deliver tight parameter distribution, which minimizes performance variability. Wiring configurations include singles, common cathode, series pairs, unconnected pairs and dual-series pairs. They may be used for frequencies up to 10 gigahertz, given their low capacitance. 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, GPS, 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 Safe Harbor Statement This news release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks (including without limitation certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will," or "continue," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows. These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the wireless semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies in the United States that could adversely affect financial markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; whether we are able to successfully integrate Advanced Analogic Technologies' operations; economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter than expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.Skyworks Media Relations:Pilar Barrigas, 949-231-3061orSkyworks Investor Relations:Stephen Ferranti, 781-376-3056