Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Skyworks enables 4G smart phones from HTC

WOBURN, USA: Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is powering multiple smart phones from HTC including the EVO, Desire HD and Z with Skyworks’ highly integrated power amplifier modules as well as the company’s industry leading switch technology. Taiwan-based HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector.

The EVO 4G features Wi-Fi with instant access for up to five computers, a true high definition (HD) camcorder with HD multimedia interface cable that allows flat screen connections, large 4.3-inch wide video graphics array resolution, a multi-touch screen, Web connectivity that is up to 10 times faster, access to live-streaming video applications, and an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus.

The Android-based Desire HD houses a bright LCD display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound and is the first to be powered by the new 1 GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. The Desire Z features a unique “pop hinge” that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard with a variety of shortcuts and two customizable keys for instant access to common functions without the need to open menus.

“Given consumers’ growing appetite for anytime, anywhere connectivity, Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with HTC to support several of their 4G platforms facilitating mobile Internet access,” said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Skyworks.

“By leveraging our technology leadership, integration capabilities and scale advantages, Skyworks is capitalizing on the rising tide of increasing RF content associated with these band-intensive 3G and 4G architectures.”

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