JUN 05, 2008 –Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, today announced that the company has qualified WIN Semiconductors Corp. as a foundry partner, and has started production to provide Skyworks with gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry processing services due to heightened product demand.
WIN Semi is the leading GaAs radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) wafer foundry services provider in the world. Located in Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan, WIN Semi has two advanced six-inch wafer fabrication facilities and has recently purchased the land for a third fab.
“Skyworks’ expectations for quality and product performance are among the highest in the industry,”said Bob Donahue, executive vice president of sales and marketing at WIN Semiconductors. “We are extremely proud of our progress and dedication toward satisfying Skyworks’ requirements and look forward to continuing to build our relationship as we ramp production and partner on other GaAs technologies.”
Leadership GaAs compound semiconductor device technologies such as heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT), pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT), and BiFET are essential to provide world-class RF component solutions such as power amplifiers (PAs), front-end modules (FEMs), and antenna switches with the optimum balance of performance and cost. Skyworks is a leader in supplying these components for handset and infrastructure equipment across all wireless communication standards around the world, including GSM/GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA and WLAN.
WIN Semiconductors Corporation is the leading pure-play and dedicated GaAs RFIC/MMIC wafer foundry services provider with multiple advanced 6-inch wafer fabs. The facility is ISO9001/QS9000/ISO14001/OHSAS18001 certified. WIN offers a wide spectrum of technologies for applications from 800 megahertz (MHz) to 100 gigahertz (GHz), including HBT, pHEMT, pHEMT switch, BiFET and metamorphic high electron mobility transistor (mHEMT). WIN was established more than eight years ago and has a proven track record of producing high performance RFICs and MMICs for its customers in various industries from handset and WLAN to satellite communications and automotive radar MMICs. WIN customers include major IDM, fabless design and module/system companies. WIN is headquartered at No. 69, Technology 7th Road, Hwaya Technology Park, Kuei Shan Hsiang, Tao Yuan Shien, Taiwan, Republic of China. Please visit WIN’s Web site at:http://www.winfoundry.comfor more information.
About Skyworks Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity. The company's power amplifiers, front-end modules and direct conversion radios are at the heart of many of today's leading-edge multimedia handsets. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks also offers a diverse portfolio of linear products that support automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, industrial and medical applications. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ Web site at: http://www.skyworksinc.com