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Skyworks settles patent litigation and executes license agreement with Qualcomm
June 16, 2005
WOBURN, Mass. -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:SWKS), a global leader in analog, mixed signal and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications, today announced that it has settled the patent infringement litigation with QUALCOMM Incorporated ("Qualcomm") that began in federal court in San Diego in 2002. In connection with the settlement, Skyworks has granted Qualcomm a worldwide license to manufacture and sell integrated circuits under the Skyworks' patents at issue in the litigation. Likewise, in connection with the settlement, Qualcomm has granted Skyworks a worldwide license to manufacture and sell RF integrated circuits under the Qualcomm patents at issue in the litigation, and all claims and counter-claims have been dismissed.
In addition, Skyworks has granted Qualcomm a worldwide license under Skyworks' Selectable Mode Vocoder (SMV) patent portfolio. This agreement covers the implementation of certain next-generation vocoders, including the vocoder known as 4GV, in Qualcomm's integrated circuits and software for the CDMA2000 family of standards.
"We are delighted to settle our differences and move forward with Qualcomm under mutually beneficial cross licenses. This settlement also enables the deployment of improved vocoders utilizing Skyworks' patented technology that will bring capacity and quality improvements for carriers and consumers worldwide," said Mark V.B. Tremallo, vice president and general counsel of Skyworks.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
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