Skyworks Reduces Energy Use, Water Consumption and Hazardous Waste

Saves 33 Million Kilowatt Hours, 51 Million Gallons of Water and Eliminates One Million Pounds of Hazardous Waste in 2015

WOBURN, Mass.--()--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS) an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, a voluntary non-financial public document that addresses the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The report highlights Skyworks’ continued efficiency improvements and provides an overview of the company’s initiatives in multiple areas – from its environmental efforts and labor practices, to its supply chain, health and safety programs, ethics policies and stewardship activities.

“As the world becomes increasingly connected, Skyworks is committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet our customers’ challenges and reduce our footprint on the environment,” said Bruce J. Freyman, executive vice president of worldwide operations for Skyworks. “We drive our sustainability efforts across all of our business practices, from the launch of our products to their end of life. We are proud of our accomplishments in 2015 and our progress over the past five years. Skyworks remains focused on achieving further environmental improvements to better serve our customers and the communities in which we operate.”

In 2015, Skyworks continued its trend of manufacturing products with decreased environmental impact. Year-over-year, Skyworks:

  • Reduced its energy usage rate by 14 percent, saving 33 million kilowatt hours – enough energy to power 2,100 households for one year
  • Decreased its water consumption rate by 17 percent, saving 51 million gallons – enough indoor water for use by 351 families of four for one year
  • Lowered its hazardous waste generation rate by 33 percent, eliminating the creation of nearly one million pounds of hazardous waste
  • Completed a Sustainability risk assessment of 100 percent of its major suppliers
  • Dropped its total recordable incident rate by 11 percent

A complete copy of the report and additional information can be found in Skyworks 2015 Sustainability Report.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

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.

Note to Editors: 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 of their respective companies.

Contacts

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Media Relations:
Pilar Barrigas
(949) 231-3061
or
Investor Relations:
Stephen Ferranti
(781) 376-3056

Release Summary

Skyworks releases 2015 Sustainability Report showing continuous environmental improvements

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Contacts

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Media Relations:
Pilar Barrigas
(949) 231-3061
or
Investor Relations:
Stephen Ferranti
(781) 376-3056