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Skyworks Unveils Next Generation Solutions for Smart Energy and ISM Markets

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc., (NASDAQ:SWKS) an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today introduced its next generation solutions for smart energy and industrial, scientific and medical markets. Skyworks’ newest devices are high performance front-end modules (FEMs) that incorporate a complete transmit/receive chain with associated switching, filtering and logic. Given their high output power and power added efficiency (PAE), this new family of FEMs is ideal for utility infrastructure platforms such as smart meters, which are battery powered and require fast on/off transitions.

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“Skyworks is at the forefront of the innovative technology enabling many of today’s smart energy platforms, from smart meters to advanced metering infrastructure systems,” said John O’Neill, vice president of broad markets for Skyworks. “Skyworks is delighted that our newest solutions are being leveraged by several customers to create differentiated devices and enable operational efficiencies across multiple gas and water metering applications.”

Smart meters are digital meters that send energy usage information from the customer site to a utility company via radio frequency. These newer digital electronic devices are capable of tracking and recording a customer’s energy usage as well as communicating with the energy supplier. Smart meters help to reduce meter reading and connection costs as well as inefficiencies in operations and billing.

According to a Business Intelligence (BI) report, smart meters have become one of the leading Internet of Things (IoT) devices and will account for 10 percent of IoT shipments this year. Globally, BI expects the number of smart meters to grow from an installed base of 454 million in 2015 to 930 million by 2020, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate of 15 percent. Many of these devices will be enabled by Skyworks’ technology.

About Skyworks’ Next Generation Smart Energy Solutions

SKY65377-11: a high performance front-end module with a complete transmit/receive chain and associated switching and filtering. The device features +30 dBm output power, low leakage current shutdown and 40 percent PAE. It is mounted in a 28 pin, 6 x 6 mm surface mount technology package.

Smart Energy Solutions: View Skyworks’ complete product portfolio of smart energy solutions.

Pricing and Availability

The SKY65377-11 and other smart energy solutions are currently available for sampling and production. For additional product information, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

Skyworks at IEEE MTT-S 2015

Skyworks will be exhibiting these products and other world-class solutions in Booth #1354 at MTT-S 2015, being held May 19 – 21 in Phoenix, AZ.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution, connecting virtually everyone and everything, all the time. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are linking people, places, and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, the 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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release includes “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future results and expectations of Skyworks (e.g., certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “believes,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” or “continue,” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those projected, and may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows.

These risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty regarding global economic and financial market conditions; the susceptibility of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers’, products to economic downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers, or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the availability and pricing of third-party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; changes in laws, regulations and/or policies that could adversely affect either (i) the economy and our customers’ demand for our products or (ii) the financial markets and our ability to raise capital; our ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a highly price competitive and rapidly changing technological environment; economic, social, military and geo-political conditions in the countries in which we, our customers or our suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in our manufacturing yields due to our complex and specialized manufacturing processes; delays or disruptions in production due to equipment maintenance, repairs and/or upgrades; our reliance on several key customers for a large percentage of our sales; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third-party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including potential disputes over intellectual property infringement and rights, as well as payments related to the licensing and/or sale of such rights; our ability to rapidly develop new products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions; unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter-than-expected product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Note to Editors: Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks of their respective companies.

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