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18 February 2014

Skyworks FEMs, LNAs and analog solutions powering leading gaming platforms

Analog semiconductor maker Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA says that its front-end modules (FEMs), low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), switches and power detectors are being utilized across the world’s foremost gaming platforms such as the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox. Skyworks has been delivering RF solutions across nearly all gaming platforms for several generations.

“This is yet another example of Skyworks’ ability to capitalize on the unprecedented demand for wireless ubiquity across the Internet of Things, with online gaming platforms becoming an increasingly popular form of network access,” says Liam K. Griffin, executive VP & corporate general manager.

According to market research firm Gartner’s report ‘Forecast: Video Game Ecosystem, Worldwide 4Q13’, the worldwide video game marketplace (which includes video game console hardware and software, online mobile and PC games) is forecasted to grow from $79bn in 2012 to $111bn by 2015. Sales of existing console hardware alone are forecast to grow from $15.9bn in 2013 to $22.7bn in 2015. Also, IDC Research reports that the number of online console gamers around the globe is on pace to exceed 165 million by 2017. As a result, IDC states that the opportunity to sell these gamers digital assets through Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 online storefronts will grow substantially in the next several years.

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