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4 December 2012

Skyworks adds support for Windows 8 smartphones

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA, which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, says that it is powering several smartphone platforms that are leveraging Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.

With the addition of this latest OS, Skyworks’ products are now enabling all major smartphone and tablet operating systems. Recent Windows 8 smartphone launches that Skyworks is supporting include HTC’s 8S and 8X (which are using the firm’s SkyHi and LTE front-end solutions and switch technology) and several other mobile devices from a leading handset OEM.

Skyworks is supporting multiple smartphone makers as they launch innovative devices to meet the growing worldwide demand for an array of music, photo-sharing and streaming video capability, says Bradley C. Byk, senior VP, worldwide sales. “Skyworks’ extensive product offering and agnostic technology approach give us the unique ability to meet our customers’ diverse needs,” he claims, “including driving ultra-fast download speeds and enabling extremely clear calls even in poor reception areas.”

Skyworks’ SkyHi modules deliver what is claimed to be best-in-class power-added efficiency performance for many existing data-intensive mobile platforms, helping to extend battery life. The SkyHi solutions are also optimized for all CDMA, WCDMA and LTE mobile devices such as handsets, tablets and data cards, given their unique over-voltage protection and integrated daisy-chain coupler, which reduce bill-of-material costs and printed-circuit board space, it is claimed. The firm says that its portfolio of switches is available in many different configurations, including broadband, high power, high isolation, low insertion loss, reflective, non-reflective and silicon on insulator (SOI).

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