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Skyworks and SMC Networks Partner to Develop Wireless Solutions for the Connected Home

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Skyworks and SMC Networks Partner to Develop Wireless Solutions for the Connected Home

08:00 EDT Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WOBURN, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it is partnering with SMC Networks, a leading customer premise equipment manufacturer for multi-service operators (MSOs), to develop wireless connectivity solutions for security, monitoring and automation (SMA) applications in the emerging connected home market. SMC is utilizing Skyworks' wireless networking and ZigBee® front-end solutions for security sensors, smoke alarms, motion detectors and touch pads.

“SMC is joining forces with Skyworks to deliver innovative solutions for the connected home,” said Max Brogi, vice president of product management at SMC Networks. “With MSOs in the United States and Canada making full-scale deployments this year, SMC sought to collaborate with the industry leader in analog solutions to deliver best-in-class, energy efficient products. Together with Skyworks' front-end modules, SMC is creating platforms that integrate effortlessly with existing security systems and devices, operate and back up wirelessly, are easy to install, and give MSOs a great opportunity to present revenue-generating services to their customers.”

“Skyworks is pleased to be partnering with SMC, an industry leader in customer premise equipment for both residential and commercial applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks. “As more and more devices within the home become connected, we look forward to a long and successful partnership with SMC to supply a wide range of wireless solutions and next-generation technologies addressing this enormous market opportunity.”

As cited in GSMA's Vision of Smart Home: The Role of Mobile in the Home of the Future report, the combined revenue from the smart metering, home automation and home energy management segment is forecasted to generate more than $44 billion in 2016, according to market analyst companies ABI and Berg Insight. The overall revenue potential of the smart home is expected to be even higher as devices from the entertainment, health and home security sectors also become connected.

About Skyworks' Front-end Solutions

  • SE2432L is a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz), high performance, fully integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed for ZigBee® and smart-energy applications. Designed for ease-of-use and maximum flexibility, the FEM contains integrated, fully matched input baluns, integrated inter-stage matching and harmonic filter, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 – 3.6 volt (V) CMOS levels. The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range from 2.0 to 3.6 V, allowing the device to be used in battery-powered applications over a wide spectrum of the battery-discharge curve.
  • SE5003L is a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) offering high linear power for wireless local area network (WLAN) applications. Incorporating a power detector for closed-loop monitoring and control of the output power, the PA contains high integration for a simplified design, providing quicker time-to-market and higher application board production yield. The PA also integrates the input, inter-stage and output match and power detector with 15 dB of dynamic range and a 3.8 GHz notch filter. Only six external decoupling capacitors are required to complete the design. For WLAN applications, the device meets the requirements of IEEE 802.11a/n, and delivers approximately 23 dBm of linear power at 5 V. In addition, the PA integrates the reference voltage generator.

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks' front-end solutions are currently available for both sampling and production. For volume pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, 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 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, including the possibility of expiring tax cuts combined with mandatory reductions in federal spending, in the United States that could adversely affect either (i) the economy and our customers' demand for our products or (ii) the 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; 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.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release 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, 949-231-3061
or
Skyworks Investor Relations:
Stephen Ferranti, 781-376-3056

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