28 September 2011

SiGe acquisition boosts Skyworks to leading position in wireless networking market

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) reckons that, with its acquisition in June of SiGe Semiconductor Inc of Andover, MA, USA (a fabless supplier of highly integrated RF front-end solutions enabling wireless connectivity), it has captured the market leader position in wireless networking. The firm says that its connectivity solutions can be found powering Internet access devices including smart phones, set-top boxes, gateways, BluRay players, gaming consoles, tablets and personal computers, high-power access points and routers.

“Following the SiGe acquisition, we believe Skyworks’ modules are enabling more than one-third of the world’s wireless radios, significantly more than any other single company,” comments Allen Nogee, principle analyst at market research firm In-Stat. “And with wireless networking providing bandwidth for smart phones and expanding connectivity in tablets and other consumer devices, Skyworks is well positioned to capture additional market share in this fast-growing market,” he adds.

“With the addition of SiGe’s product portfolio and intellectual property, Skyworks is delighted to be enabling mobile connectivity across a broader spectrum of wireless networking markets and applications,” says Liam K. Griffin, executive VP & general manager of high-performance analog at Skyworks. “Our combined product portfolio allows us to offer customers a breadth of best-in-class solutions and capitalize on our position in tablets and smart phones, where wireless networking attachment rates are approaching 100%, as well as home automation and energy management,” he adds. 

See related items:

Skyworks quarterly revenue up 27% year-on-year to $356.1m, beating guidance

Skyworks to buy SiGe Semiconductor for $210m

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