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Skyworks Settles Patent Litigation and Executes License Agreement with Qualcomm; Skyworks SMV Patent Portfolio Licensed to Qualcomm
WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2005--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:SWKS), a global leader in analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications, today announced that it has settled the patent infringement litigation with QUALCOMM Incorporated ("Qualcomm") that began in federal court in San Diego in 2002. In connection with the settlement, Skyworks has granted Qualcomm a worldwide license to manufacture and sell integrated circuits under the Skyworks' patents at issue in the litigation. Likewise, in connection with the settlement, Qualcomm has granted Skyworks a worldwide license to manufacture and sell RF integrated circuits under the Qualcomm patents at issue in the litigation, and all claims and counter-claims have been dismissed.
In addition, Skyworks has granted Qualcomm a worldwide license under Skyworks' Selectable Mode Vocoder (SMV) patent portfolio. This agreement covers the implementation of certain next-generation vocoders, including the vocoder known as 4GV, in Qualcomm's integrated circuits and software for the CDMA2000 family of standards.
"We are delighted to settle our differences and move forward with Qualcomm under mutually beneficial cross licenses. This settlement also enables the deployment of improved vocoders utilizing Skyworks' patented technology that will bring capacity and quality improvements for carriers and consumers worldwide," said Mark V.B. Tremallo, vice president and general counsel of Skyworks.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications. The company's power amplifiers, front-end modules, direct conversion transceivers and complete system solutions are at the heart of many of today's leading-edge multimedia handsets, cellular base stations and wireless networking platforms. Skyworks also offers a portfolio of highly innovative linear products, supporting a diverse set of automotive, broadband, industrial and medical customers.
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 the 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 information relating to future results of Skyworks (including certain projections and business trends). Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will," "continue," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. All such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties 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 and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: global economic and market conditions, such as the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by the company's and its customers' products; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products; the ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a rapidly changing technological environment; the ability to compete with products and prices in an intensely competitive industry; product obsolescence; losses or curtailments of purchases from key customers or the timing of customer inventory adjustments; the timing of new product introductions; the availability and extent of utilization of raw materials, critical manufacturing equipment and manufacturing capacity; pricing pressures and other competitive factors; changes in product mix; fluctuations in manufacturing yields; the ability to continue to grow and maintain an intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; labor relations of the company, its customers and suppliers; economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which Skyworks, its customers or its suppliers operate, including security and health risks, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and the uncertainties of litigation, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Skyworks and Skyworks Solutions are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other brands and names listed are trademarks or tradenames of their respective companies.
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