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Skyworks Enables All-in-One Connected Car Solutions by ZTE

05 October 2017

High performance analog semiconductor innovator Skyworks Solutions Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts, has announced that ZTE is incorporating various products from its portfolio to power several of their all-in-one platforms for the connected car. Skyworks' innovative LTE and connectivity solutions help transform cars into rolling Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling vehicle tracking, diagnostics, safety and security features. To support the numerous wireless protocols and frequency bands required by advanced wireless networks, ZTE's system relies on Skyworks' integration expertise to deliver a comprehensive solution.

"Skyworks' partnership with ZTE for their connected car applications is a good example of how we are extending our product reach into new markets, further expanding our addressable content in some of the world's most exciting wireless communications platforms," said Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. "With our latest solutions, Skyworks continues to differentiate and capitalize on the incredible opportunities across the Internet of Things, including the connected vehicle."

"With the inclusion of Skyworks' high performance devices, we are able to offer customers a seamless connected car solution," said ZTE management. "We are pleased to partner with Skyworks to fulfill our vision of bringing premium products to market at an affordable price."

According to a 2017-2025 forecast from Transparency Market Research, on-board diagnostics are expected to see the fastest growth within the connected car, as these ports provide direct access to the internal, most sensitive and critical systems in an automobile. BI Intelligence estimates that connected car revenue from providing these types of systems will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 29 percent globally from 2015 to 2020.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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