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18 February 2008


Shipments of Skyworks’ GPRS FEMs for SoC applications pass 750m mark

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA says it has expanded its position in (GPRS) front-end modules (FEMs) through strategic engagements with system on chip (SoC) providers. To date, the company has shipped over 750 million GPRS power amplifiers (PAs) and FEMs, supporting entry-level handsets and emerging markets.

Part of Skyworks' InteraLite portfolio, the low cost and small-form factor FEMs are now in volume production with several SoC providers, including Infineon, MediaTek, Texas Instruments and NXP Semiconductors.

"Capitalizing on our PA scale and innovative design strengths, the InteraLite FEMs complement our existing EDGE and 3G portfolio, furthering our partnerships with baseband suppliers and OEMs who leverage SoC architectures as part of their low-end handset strategy," said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Skyworks.

The InteraLite portfolio consists of three key devices:

  • SKY77318 module for quad-band cellular GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 handset applications. Supports GPRS multi-slot operation.
  • SKY77518 Tx-Rx FEM with integrated PA control (iPAC) for dual-band cellular handsets comprising GSM900 and DCS1900 operation. Supports GPRS multi-slot operation.
  • SKY77531 Tx-Rx quad-band FEM with iPAC that contains a quad-band gallium arsenide (GaAs) heterojunction bipolar (HBT) PA, a 1P6T switch, and an integrated complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based controller to manage the PA and switch.

See related items:

Skyworks introduces SKY77185 linear PA for WCDMA handsets

Skyworks launches first front-end module for 3.9G wireless

Skyworks grows quarterly revenue a higher-than-expected 11%

Huawei ramps RFMD’s RF3161 PAs in its multi-mode handsets and Skyworks’ RF solutions in its base-stations

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