GaAs based RF semiconductor chip maker Skyworks is opening design center and laboratory facility in San Diego, California to develop technologies related to 4G/5G protocols and the Internet of Things. Skyworks Centre is scheduled to be operational in July 2015.
Skyworks has recently announced IoT Switches for smart home and smart lighting. 4G/5G provides vendors such as Skyworks to target opportunities emerge from convergence of various mobile communication standards and applications.
Skyworks is one of the key supplier to Apple's mobile devices, which gives the extra momentum compared to other chip suppliers.