Skyworks Begins Production Of BAW Filters For 802.11 b,g Access Points
BAW filters are integral components of radio frequency architectures and according to Strategy Analytics demand is projected to exceed $1.5 billion by 2010. Given their particular combination of small footprint, low profile and high performance, they are valuable in enabling next-generation wireless products, which increasingly require greater functionality and reduced form factors. Skyworks entered the BAW filter market two years ago as part of its strategic effort to develop diverse, differentiated products.
"We are delighted to have reached volume production with our BAW filters so soon after our initial entry into the market," said Stan Swearingen, Skyworks' vice president and general manager. "Expanding our portfolio to include BAW filters was the logical next step in RF integration for Skyworks, particularly as we continue to look for ways to reduce cost, size and overall component count to create solutions that support a variety of applications."
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.