Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Skyworks remains largest GaAs device manufacturer

BOSTON, USA: GaAs device market growth slowed considerably in the second half of 2011, dropping overall revenue increases to only six percent. Despite this slowdown, Skyworks Solutions—with revenue growth of 27 percent—has solidified its position as the largest GaAs device manufacturer.

The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) Insight, “Skyworks Remains the Largest GaAs Device Manufacturer,” explores 2011 GaAs device revenue results and growth trends, as well as revenue performance of leading device manufacturers, like RFMD, Skyworks, TriQuint Semiconductor, Avago Technologies, Renesas Electronics, Hittite and WIN Semiconductors.

“While the 2011 growth rate of the GaAs device market was right around its historical average of 6 percent, Skyworks and WIN Semiconductors did more than significantly better,” noted Eric Higham, director of Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. “The big increase at Skyworks is a testimonial to their efforts for diversifying smartphone customers, products, technology and market applications.”

Asif Anwar, director, Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice, added, “The growth at WIN Semiconductors indicates their commitment to expansion, and also reflects success for outsourcing foundry operations in the GaAs device industry.”

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