WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that several of its semiconductor solutions are powering LG Electronics’ latest Online Connectivity Units (OCU) being leveraged across Volkswagen automobiles to enhance connectivity and convenience. The OCUs offer drivers seamless access to features such as smart home and location-based services from their vehicles. With more than a quarter of global vehicles expected to be connected to the internet by 2020, Skyworks is capitalizing on the need for advanced, next generation wireless devices addressing this growing market opportunity. Specifically, LG is leveraging eight Skyworks products, including advanced analog control ICs and integrated front-end modules.
“Skyworks is excited to partner with LG as they join forces with automotive leaders like Volkswagen in transforming cars into rolling hotspots,” said John O’Neill, vice president of product marketing for Skyworks. “Our automotive design wins with LG demonstrate how Skyworks is leveraging its mobile connectivity expertise, partnerships and scale to expand our reach across the Internet of Things.”
“As connected car technology continues to push the performance envelope and application boundaries, we rely on innovators like Skyworks to enable vital wireless connectivity for our next generation platforms,” said JS Kim, head of LG telematics research and development. “With Skyworks’ advanced mobile communications solutions, we are revolutionizing the way drivers interact with their vehicles.”
According to PwC’s Strategy& 2015 study, Volkswagen ranked first for connected car innovation for both safety and infotainment.
About Skyworks’ Automotive Solutions
LG’s Online Connectivity Units are utilizing various devices including Skyworks’ SkyHi™ multimode modules and switches. To see a full listing of the company’s solutions for automotive, please visit: Skyworks’ Automotive Solutions. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
About LG Electronics
LG Electronics Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 82,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2013 global sales of USD 53.10 billion (KRW 58.14 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliances & Air Solutions, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.
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.
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