12 December 2011

Skyworks opens design center in Korea

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has opened a design center in Korea to support increasing demand for 3G and 4G front-end solutions. In fiscal 2011 (to end September), Skyworks’ 3G front-end module shipments grew by more than 150% year-on-year. The site will support integrated circuit (IC) and multi-chip-module (MCM) designs and layouts, RF laboratory work, and customer support through early manufacturing.

Skyworks is hence placing more of its skilled engineering teams closer to its customers, says Gregory L. Waters, executive VP & general manager, front-end solutions. “Our customers’ success depends upon the performance and reliability of our products, and the strength of our service,” he adds. “We are committed to meeting the market’s need for the smallest and highest-performance device architectures, as well as strengthening our local support for leading smart-phone providers and handset manufacturers.”

Global adoption of 3G and 4G devices, including smart-phones, tablets and an array of new applications, continues to be robust, says the firm. The proliferation of embedded wireless functionality is driving a tremendous increase in RF content and the number of connected devices, it adds, citing recently released GSMA research suggesting that the number of mobile connected devices should reach 12 billion units by 2020 (twice the number in service today).

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