Skyworks Enables Sierra Wireless' HL Series for Internet of Things Applications
World's Leading M2M Module Provider Leveraging 17 Skyworks Devices; Solutions Deliver Global Coverage and Network Scalability in a Compact Form Factor
IRVINE, Calif.-- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that Sierra Wireless is leveraging a broad suite of Skyworks' 3G/4G connectivity solutions to power their AirPrime® HL Series wireless modules targeting machine-to-machine (M2M) and device-to-cloud applications. In total, Sierra Wireless is utilizing 17 Skyworks devices spanning high performance multimode, multiband power amplifiers, transmit/receive front-end modules, RF switches and DC-DC converters. With the integration of Skyworks' devices, Sierra Wireless' modules uniquely combine voice and connectivity functionality that can be deployed in any region and on any wireless mobile network.
"By partnering with market leaders like Sierra Wireless, Skyworks is diversifying into new, fast-growing markets across the Internet of Things," said Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. "Our unique connectivity portfolio and integration capabilities enable us to solve our customers' challenges and deliver efficient, scalable solutions."
"Sierra Wireless' HL Series modules provide unprecedented scalability between networks," said Dan Schieler, senior vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. "By leveraging Skyworks' analog and RF expertise, we are able to support various data rates, enable global coverage and offer industrial-grade solutions for OEMs who are looking to standardize connectivity across multiple products and markets."
According to a GSMA Intelligence report, at its current rate of trajectory, global cellular M2M connections are forecast to reach close to one billion by 2020, growing at a 25 percent per year compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,100 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices (NASDAQ: SWKS). For more information, please visit Skyworks' website at: www.skyworksinc.com.
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