News | September 12, 2018

Skyworks Enables Next Generation Heart Defibrillators

Source: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Ramping Optocoupler Solutions for High Reliability Applications

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2018-- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its high reliability optocouplers are providing vital connectivity functionality in implantable cardiac defibrillators from a leading medical device provider. Skyworks’ photovoltaic optocouplers establish the critical link between power supply circuits and control electronics.

Skyworks’ family of custom and hermetic optocouplers operate effectively under extreme environmental conditions and serve a diverse set of markets and applications spanning aerospace, defense, medical and industrial. Utilizing proprietary techniques, Skyworks works closely with customers to design, test and optimize devices to meet specific requirements.

“Skyworks is enabling exciting platforms with our differentiated connectivity engines,” said Achim Soelter, general manager of Defense and Space for Skyworks. “Specifically, our advanced optocouplers support critical medical, military, space and defense applications — reflecting the important role our solutions play in enhancing everyday life.”

For over 30 years, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have been protecting patients against dangerously erratic heartbeats. Approximately 650,000 Americans and nearly one million patients worldwide have an ICD or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D).

For more information about Skyworks’ portfolio of optocoupler solutions, please visit: or contact your Skyworks representative.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices (NASDAQ: SWKS). For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at:

Source: Skyworks, Inc.