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28 January 2008


Decker to retire from Skyworks' board; McLachlan to be chairman

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA, which manufactures linear products, power amplifiers, front-end modules and radio solutions, says that Dwight W. Decker will retire as the chairman of its board of directors, effective with the annual shareholder meeting in March. David J. McLachlan, currently chairman of the board’s audit committee, will serve as the new chairman.

“Dwight Decker has been instrumental in guiding Skyworks to its leadership position in mobile connectivity semiconductors,” says president and CEO David J. Aldrich. “On behalf of the entire Skyworks team, we thank Dwight for his strong commitment to our business and his many contributions over the years.”

Decker has been chairman since June 2002. He has also been chairman of the board of Conexant Systems Inc since December 1998 and a director since 1996.

McLachlan has been a Skyworks director since 2000. He was executive VP and chief financial officer of Genzyme Corp from 1989 to 1999 and was later a senior advisor to Genzyme’s chairman and CEO. McLachlan also serves on the board of directors of Dyax Corp and HearUSA Ltd.

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