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Skyworks Powers Huawei’s Next Generation Smartphones


June 27, 2016
By Business Wire News

WOBURN, Mass.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that Huawei’s newest flagship P9 and P9 Plus smartphones are being enabled by a broad suite of Skyworks devices ranging from highly integrated modules to industry-leading analog control ICs. Specifically, Huawei’s latest mobile platforms are utilizing the low, mid, and high band architectures of the SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 featuring integrated filters and SkyBlue™ technology, antenna tuners, power management devices and multi-throw switches. Skyworks’ products address LTE advanced carrier aggregation standards and support up to nine global combinations, including the two most challenging mid-band/mid-band cases. To view a teardown of the P9 smartphone from ABI Research, please click here.

“Huawei’s adoption of multiple solutions from our broad portfolio further solidifies Skyworks leadership position with the world’s leading smartphone providers,” said Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. “Given our systems expertise and innovative designs, Skyworks is able to offer customers highly configurable and customized architectures that reduce complexity and deliver unparalleled performance. We are adeptly addressing carrier aggregation challenges and increasing frequency bands, while minimizing board size and optimizing battery life to provide competitive advantages and reduced time to market.”

“By leveraging Skyworks’ analog and RF expertise, Huawei is pleased to be offering P9 users one of the highest consumer experiences with smartphones,” said Huawei. “Skyworks’ advanced solutions are enabling unrivaled new features in the P9 and P9 Plus including a virtual triple-antenna architecture designed for consumers who need robust and seamless connectivity to cellular and Wi-Fi networks, allowing them to fully harness the power of the mobile Internet no matter where they are in the world.”

According to a forecast by GfK, China smartphone demand in 2016 is stronger than expected and could reach 442 million units, an increase of seven percent when compared to last year. In 2012, Huawei became the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer and in 2015 was the first Chinese company to sell more than 100 million mobile phones in one year.

About Skyworks’ Broad Product Portfolio
The following solutions are powering Huawei’s P9 and P9 Plus platforms:

  • SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 – a highly integrated single SKU LTE platform with flexible antenna support and a baseband agnostic interface which contains the company’s revolutionary SkyBlue™ technology for best in class power efficiencies and linear power capability:

    SKY78113 – Low Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module
    SKY78114 – Mid Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module
    SKY78117 – High Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module

  • SKY77360-12 – 2G Power Amplifier Module
  • SKY87020-11 – RF Front-end Power Management IC
  • SKY19003 – Antenna Tuner
  • SKY19225 – Antenna Tuner
  • SKY13351 – Wi-Fi Single Pole, Double Throw Switch
  • SKY13552 – Double Pole 12 Throw Switch
  • SKY13598 – High Isolation Antenna Swap Switch

For more information, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

About Huawei’s Consumer Business Group
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. For more information please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com

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 automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.

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