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Skyworks opens doors for tier one automotive firm

Ramping analogue and RFacross General Motors, Chrysler, Fiat and Toyota


Skyworks Solutions, which makes high performance analogue semiconductors, has announced that a tier-one automotive supplier is using its products for in-vehicle garage door openers across several car manufacturers.

The control system enables drivers to remotely activate garage door openers, entry door locks, home lighting, security systems and entry gates. Currently offered in all automotive brands, the platform is compatible with more than 99 percent of garage door opening systems as well as a wide variety of home safety and convenience products. 

The three-button interface is located as an easy-to-install module in automobile rearview mirrors for a convenient, battery-free, programmable solution that eliminates the need for traditional clip-on transponders.

"Skyworks' advanced analogue and RF solutions are being leveraged across multiple in-vehicle applications that are enhancing safety and the overall driving experience," said John O'Neill, vice president of broad markets marketing at Skyworks. "As wireless technology in automobiles continues to rise, we are capitalising on the increasing number of addressable semiconductor opportunities that add value, minimise OEM costs and complexity, and improve time to market."

According to a report by Transparency Market Research entitled 'Connected Car Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast', the global connected car market is expected to reach $131.9 billion by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 34.7 percent. The global connected car market is driven by safety and security services along with gaming, entertainment, traffic information, weather and location services.

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