Four Key Semiconductor Development Vectors

Drive Next-Generation Handset Deisgn


By David J. Aldrich,

President and CEO,

Skyworks Solutions Inc.

20 Sylvan Rd.

Woburn, MA 01801



This paper will explore the four key development vectors for next-generation handset design: process technology (including GaAs developments), packaging advances and new system architectures and comprehensive system integration.  These development areas will facilitate the industry’s transition to 2.5G services, including packet enhancements for GSM, and 3G services, which will enable high-speed multimedia voice, video and data capabilities.



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