Skyworks Solutions Inc.
), a leading semiconductor manufacturer, recently disclosed that
its SkyOne platform has created a buzz in the industry as several
OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and smartphone providers
have adopted it to gain a competitive edge in the market.
The observation comes as a fresh lease of life for the company
that is fighting continuous price wars and intense competition
from its rivals as the industry faces a booming demand for
technologically advanced products.
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Integrating all RF (radio frequency) and analog content between
the transceiver and the antenna, the SkyOne platform reduces
complexity and size of the architectures required for advanced
mobile applications. SkyOne is the first semiconductor device to
compress multi-band power amplifiers and high throw switches
along with all the related filtering and control functionality
into a single, compact package. This in turn facilitates improved
efficiency in hand-held devices and notebooks with an ease of
implementation and a scalable platform as technological barriers
Moving forward, Skyworks continues to capitalize on three
business segments − mobile Internet, vertical markets and analog
components. Demand for mobile Internet applications is on the
rise with the broad proliferation of smartphones, net books, note
books, caplets and other forms of embedded wireless devices.
Skyworks expects to consolidate its position in the mobile
Internet spectrum with a broad array of products that covers
everything from net books and data cards to smartphones, and even
The market for smartphones is also reportedly growing four fold
compared to the traditional cellular handset. The rising RF
dollar content and increasing complexity associated with the
proliferation of smartphones and an array of other mobile
Internet devices are fueling the total available market (TAM)
growth, providing a unique opportunity for Skyworks to expand.
Management further expects an upsurge in smartphone adoption in
the developing countries such as India.
However, the company needs to be wary of a stiff competition from
other players in the industry such as
RF Micro Devices Inc.
DSP Group Inc.
) - each carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and
) carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Skyworks, however, presently
carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).