Skyworks Ramping Production Of Receive Downconverters For Top-Tier Infrastructure OEMs
"After capturing multiple design wins, we are delighted to have reached volume production with several of our products," said Stan Swearingen, Skyworks' vice president and general manager of Linear Products. "Our expansive portfolio supports infrastructure OEMs at any stage, from those implementing system upgrades to those developing next-generation designs, essentially providing customers with the ability to meet all their high performance downconverter needs with one supplier."
Growth in the wireless infrastructure market is expected to be fueled by capital expenditures for emerging regions and the build out of 3G networks required to handle the migration to WCDMA, where handsets and base stations must process voice and data simultaneously.
According to CIBC estimates, capital expenditures for 3G alone are anticipated to be over $23 billion in 2008, representing a compounded annual growth rate of 17 percent from 2006.
The company's expanded infrastructure portfolio includes high-performance receiver front-ends, down-converters, linear power amplifiers and drivers, as well as all of the necessary RF microwave discrete and passive components. Each component covers a wide range of frequencies, also making them ideal for satellite transceivers, wireless routers, wireless local loop, image storage modules, telemetry, RF identification (RFID), and other global wireless applications.
Today, Skyworks is in volume production with the following downconverters, having shipped over one million units since their introduction a year ago:
-- SKY73020: a 700-1000 MHz diversity mixer
-- SKY73021: a 1700-2200 MHz diversity mixer
-- SKY73022: a 700-1000 MHz high gain diversity mixer
-- SKY73023: a 700-2200 MHz high gain diversity mixer
-- SKY73025: a 2200-2700 MHz high gain diversity mixer
-- SKY73032: a 700-1000 MHz high gain single mixer
-- SKY73033: a 1700-2200 MHz high gain single mixer
-- SKY73035: a 2200-2700 MHz high gain single mixer
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.