Skyworks, Sequans launch connectivity solution for IoT

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), maker of the world´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip for the Internet of Things (IoT), have built upon their successful multi-year collaboration to deliver the smallest, turnkey connectivity engine for next generation LTE devices that can operate globally, the company said.

Specifically, the new solution combines Skyworks´ industry-leading front-ends with Sequans´ advanced Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform to create an all-in-one design that is compliant with Release 13/14 of the 3GPP LTE standard. The single SKU device simplifies the design process, shortens development time and significantly accelerates the launch of numerous space-constrained IoT products such as sensors, trackers and wearables, where the size is extremely important.

The solution has been pre-certified with operators through existing certifications of Sequans´ Monarch platform, making it the most advanced offering available today.

The feature-rich product includes an integrated baseband, SRAM, RF transceiver, RF front-end, passives and power management in a single 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package with proprietary RF shielding. It is compliant with 3GPP Release 13/14 LTE Advanced Pro specifications, including VoLTE support, is optimized for LTE UE categories M1, NB1, and NB2 and operates across broad frequency ranges (700 MHz to 2.1 GHz) to support global deployment and roaming capability. Proprietary power management techniques offer improved battery life.

Units are available now for lead customers and partners. Broader availability is planned for the second calendar quarter of 2018. Customers should contact their respective Skyworks or Sequans representatives for more details.

Sequans Communications is a provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTEâ„¢, optimized for broadband devices, including CPE, mobile and portable routers, and high-performance IoT devices; and StreamliteLTEâ„¢, optimized for lower data rate and narrowband IoT devices, including wearables, trackers, and sensors. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. For more information, visit Skyworks´ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.