Skyworks Enabling World's Smallest 4G LTE Datacards

New Family of Antenna Switch Modules Powering ZTE's Datacards as well as Multiple Smartphone and Tablet Platforms from other Leading OEMs

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NAS: SWKS) , an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is powering the world's smallest 4G LTE datacards from ZTE with its newest family of antenna switch modules. Skyworks' devices, which combine switching functionality for multiple LTE bands along with integrated GSM harmonic filters and control circuitry, are also supporting several new smartphone and tablet platforms from other leading OEMs.


Already available in Asia and Europe, the ZTE MF823 datacard offers consumers fast and easy Internet connectivity. Utilizing Qualcomm's second generation LTE chip platform, the datacard is only 13 millimeters thick - nearly one third the size of first generation LTE datacards. The average power consumption of the MF823 has also been greatly reduced - using one third less power and improving radiating properties with the lowest working temperature in the industry. The datacard has also been optimized in terms of high bandwidth, low delay and high communication rate to reduce dropped calls and data.

"Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with ZTE on solutions that enable high speed Internet access without the need for a fixed line Internet connection or public WiFi hotspot," said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Skyworks. "Our collaboration with ZTE is yet another example of how we partner with leading customers to deliver comprehensive, high quality, low cost and flexible solutions."

With this latest design win, Skyworks continues to expand its partnership with ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, across multiple platforms including the Grand Era V985 smartphone, the Vodafone-branded Smart Tab V71 and V11 tablets and two TD-SCDMA smartphones launched with China Unicom.

About Skyworks' Solutions Supporting ZTE

  • SKY13404-466LF: a 0.4 - 2.7 gigahertz (GHz) single pole, 10 throw (SP10T) antenna switch with an integrated general purpose input/output interface (GPIO) and dual low-pass harmonic filters.
  • SKY13416-485LF: a 0.1 - 3.0 GHz, single pole, six throw antenna diversity switch with high linearity performance and low insertion loss.
  • SKY13441: a 0.4 - 2.7 GHz SP10T antenna switch with and integrated GPIO interface and dual low-pass harmonic filters.
  • SKY18108-11: a 0.4 - 2.7 GHz single pole, nine throw antenna switch module optimized for GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA systems.
  • SKY77344: a power amplifier module (PAM) designed in compact form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900.
  • SKY77351-13: a PAM designed in compact form factor for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular handsets.
  • SKY77761-12: a PAM for CDMA/WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band I that covers 1920 - 1980 megahertz (MHz).
  • SKY77768: a PAM for WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band VIII that covers 880 - 915 MHz.

About ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Founded in 1985, it is China's largest listed telecoms equipment company. Listed as an A-share company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 1997, the company was also listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong in 2004, becoming the first Chinese company to hold both A and H shares.

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.

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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.

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