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5 March 2013

Skyworks’ SOI switching technology supports automotive infotainment systems

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) says that its silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switching technology is now being used by European, Japanese, Korean and North American car manufacturers for advanced infotainment systems.

The firm’s solid-state technology is enabling seamless low-noise and broadband switching between audio, Blu-ray/DVD, navigation, cell phone and vehicle security display inputs as well as a variety of other high bandwidth media sources in automobiles. Skyworks’ ultra-broadband RF switches, the first targeted for AEC-Q100 automotive qualification, offer increased reliability at a lower cost structure than electromechanical switches, says Skyworks.

RF semiconductor integration is one of the fastest growing trends in automotive-interior electronics. Globally, automotive semiconductor revenues are estimated at over $25bn, according to IHS iSuppli. Automotive and transportation user interface solutions are being driven to the next level by interior and exterior human-to-machine interfaces.

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