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Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an American semiconductor company headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States.

Skyworks Solutions
Public
Traded asNASDAQSWKS
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustrySemiconductors
Founded2002
HeadquartersWoburn, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
David Aldrich, Executive Chairman
Liam Griffin, President & CEO
ProductsWireless communication technologies
RevenueIncrease$3,651.4 million USD (FY17)
Increase$1,253.8 million USD (FY17)
Increase$1,010.2 million USD (FY17)
Number of employees
8,400[1] (2017)
Websiteskyworksinc.com

Skyworks manufactures semiconductors for use in radio frequency (RF) and mobile communications systems. Its products include power amplifiers, front-end modules and RF products for handsets and wireless infrastructure equipment.[2] The company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.

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HistoryEdit

The company formed as a result of a merger of Alpha Industries and the wireless communications division of Conexant, which took effect on June 26, 2002.[3] Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks has manufacturing facilities in Woburn, Newbury Park, California and Mexicali, Mexico. It has design centers in Irvine, California; Santa Rosa, California; Newbury Park; Woburn; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[4] According to its website, the company has design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.[4]

The music video for The Postal Service's song "Such Great Heights" is set in Skyworks' Newbury Park chip fabrication plant.[5]

On October 5, 2015, Skyworks Solutions entered a definitive agreement to acquire PMC-Sierra for $2 billion in cash.[6] However, Skyworks walked away from the deal, having been outbid by Microsemi.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Skyworks Solutions". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ "Skyworks launches WCDMA PA modules with integrated daisy chain coupler". Semiconductor Today. April 12, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  3. ^ "Alpha and Conexant's Wireless Business Complete Merger; Skyworks Commences Operations as an Independent Company". Business Wire. June 26, 2002. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  4. ^ a b Locations. Skyworks website. Retrieved 2010-04-18
  5. ^ "Fab Video". Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Archived from the original on 2005-03-01. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-10-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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