Skyworks Solutions

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
S&P 500 Component
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 2002
Headquarters Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
Key people
David Aldrich, Executive Chairman
Liam Griffin, President & CEO
Products Wireless communication technologies
Revenue Increase$3,258 million USD (FY15)
Increase$1,023.1 million USD (FY15)
Number of employees
6,000 (2016)
Slogan Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is a semiconductor company headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The company 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.[1] 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.

During 2009 and 2010, Skyworks benefitted from industry moves towards higher-end mobile phones with multi-band communication, exiting fiscal year 2010 with revenue of $1,072 million.[2] Although operating in a market dominated by big name companies, it doubled its share price in one year, and in March 2010 was tipped by the Forbes-owned Investopedia website as one of three "not-so-famous" stocks likely to give good capital returns in 2010.[3]

The company formed as a result of a merger of Alpha Industries and the wireless communications division of Conexant, which took effect on 26 June 2002.[4] Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks has manufacturing facilities in Woburn, Newbury Park, California and Mexicali, Mexico and design centers in Irvine, California, Santa Rosa, California, Newbury Park, Woburn, Greensboro, North Carolina and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[5] The music video for The Postal Service's song "Such Great Heights" is set in the Newbury Park chip fabrication plant. According to its website, the company has design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.[5]

A Skyworks 2614B 315BB seem to be used in some hardware revisions of the PlayStation 4.[6]

On October 5, 2015, Skyworks Solutions entered a definitive agreement to acquire PMC-Sierra for two Billion in Cash. [7] However, Skyworks walked away from the deal upon being outbid by Microsemi.

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