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Skyworks Unveils Industry’s Best Dual LED Flash Driver

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets introduced the industry’s best dual flash driver for smartphones. Incorporating Skyworks’ proprietary TrueFlash™ capability, the device enables sophisticated LED flash management features to capture the best image possible, as well new user features such as message notification and privacy indicator. With its unique dynamic flash control and battery voltage monitoring, the driver operates at lower power while maintaining flash capability, ensuring the camera does not power down during critical moments. TrueFlash™ also provides the highest intensity flash for the best illumination across all conditions, offers the best system reliability and the most flexibility when independently controlling two drivers.

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“Skyworks is at the forefront of camera flash innovation and is excited to offer our customers truly differentiated solutions,” said Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager of power, lighting and display at Skyworks. “Our device with integrated TrueFlash™ capability is the only solution on the market offering significantly enhanced smartphone camera image quality to improve the user experience.”

According to a study by Assocham entitled “The Digital Camera versus Smartphones,” the demand for digital cameras is declining rapidly as the popularity of smartphones has soared. “Smartphones are becoming the main camera of choice by a large number of people and increasingly more consumers are relying on their smartphones instead of compact digital cameras for both still photos and video capture,” stated the study. The report reveals that 92 percent of customers now prefer high-end smartphones over digital cameras. The report also noted that smartphones need fewer steps to share the images with others, thanks to built-in Internet access and applications designed to interface with social media and photo sharing sites.

According to Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory firm, mobile phones with cameras will grow from approximately 1.6 billion units in calendar year 2011 to over 2.2 billion units in calendar year 2015, representing over 90 percent of mobile phones worldwide. An additional 15 percent of smartphones will have two cameras to take portrait photos or to enable video chat.

About Skyworks’ Dual Flash Driver

The SKY81296 with TrueFlash™ is a high efficiency, 2.4 A/2 A high-current boost converter with two independently programmable constant current outputs. By offering completely independent control of the two LEDs, the driver enables camera system engineers to implement sophisticated flash management algorithms that enhance image quality. The device is intended for LED photo flash applications in all Li-ion powered portable products.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress

Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth C41 (6C41) at Mobile World Congress being held February 24 – 27.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, wireless infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.

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: www.skyworksinc.com.

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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.

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