Connectivity has expanded far beyond smartphones and personto-person communications to now encompass device-to-device networks in smart home, industrial, automotive markets and many more. Exciting new platforms are bringing together deep learning, artificial intelligence and ambient awareness. Across the Internet of Things (IoT), it is estimated that 75 billion devices will be intelligently connected globally by 2025. This rapid acceleration will have a transformative effect on the economy, giving rise to new business models and significantly impacting everyday life.
Prepare for Emerging Technologies
In Skyworks’ Singapore facility, situated in the heart of Bedok, Singapore, the motto “Rage on!” is a motivational phrase to encourage employees to be innovative and breakthrough new challenges in the electronics manufacturing industry. These include the solutions which are empowering the new and emerging applications and connecting the IoT ecosystem. Besides, Skyworks is also developing new products and solutions for the upcoming 5G revolution.
5G will transform our world, creating an ecosystem where everyone is connected to everything, all the time – and changing how we live, work, play and learn. Skyworks is at the forefront of this sea change. Leveraging their technology leadership, broad systems expertise and operational scale, Skyworks is creating the solutions that will launch the true potential of 5G, and a world of new and unimagined applications. From their breakthrough SKY5® unifying platform to their 5G small cell and multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology, Skyworks’ comprehensive approach across both infrastructure and user equipment facilitates powerful, high-speed end-to-end 5G connectivity.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS) is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. The beginnings of Skyworks in Singapore started in August 2014 through a joint venture between Skyworks Solutions and Panasonic (Skyworks Panasonic Filter Solutions). In August 2016, the joint venture between the two major companies concluded and Skyworks’ filter solutions division in Singapore was born. In May 2017, an amalgamation process cemented the presence of Skyworks in Singapore and this facility now houses more than 1,000 employees. Singapore has seen a steady growth in electronics manufacturing over the years and even more so in 2020 as Skyworks prepares for emerging technologies in cellular, wired and wireless communications.
Skyworks Solutions has a diverse geographic supply chain ranging from broad market, mobile, assembly and filtering solutions. Around the globe, Skyworks Solutions Inc. has 18 design centers, 15 sales offices and 6 manufacturing sites. In Singapore, high-performance filtering devices are manufactured with TC-SAW filters and BAW filters leading its product portfolio. A state-of-the-art filter assembly facility manufactures, tests and ships over 20 million finished products per day. Skyworks’ Singapore facility is ISO9001/ISO14001 certified and is an active member of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association
(SSIA). Skyworks has been recognized as one of the supporters of the Professional Conversion Program (PCP) for the Electronics industry.
Manufacturing and Quality Mindset with Pride
Skyworks Solutions encourages the mindset of all its employees to have PRIDE in their daily work activities to ‘Rage On’ for 2020.
P-Proactive: Have a “CAN DO” mindset, taking responsibility to be the change.
R-Relationships: Expresses appreciation & encourage others to be their best.
I-Innovation: Make time to think creatively about solutions to issues.
D-Dare to dream: Trust and empower others to give things a GO.
E-Excellence: Strive to be the BEST-INCLASS in the filter business.
“Getting out of our comfort zone to drive Quality Culture Innovation. Empower our people to drive, facilitate and leadthe change towards culture excellence. Let’s build a strong team to achieve Best-in-Class filter quality and Best-in-Class factory operations.”
Annie Xu, Director of Quality, Skyworks Solutions, Singapore
“Manufacturing excellence is not only measured by outputs but also by perfect quality. Contrast to popular belief, quality is not a distractor but an enabler to achieve manufacturing excellence. At Skyworks, we believe perfect quality will reduce our cost, improve cycle times and our efficiency. ‘RAGE ON’ to deliver perfect quality with PRIDE is our motto.”
Johnny Cham: VP of Operations, Skyworks Solutions, Singapore
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Development Manager, Skyworks