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More on Nokia shifting power amplifier orders to Skyworks
Michael McManus, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 21 January 2010]

A source close to Nokia has challenged parts of a recent Digitimes report that Skyworks will be the beneficiary of Nokia shifting some of its power amplifier (PA) orders in 2010, saying the report didn't get the numbers quite right.

The article stated that Nokia would take approximately 30% of the PA order volume it had planned to give its major supplier RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and switch that portion to Skyworks. Skyworks is likely to receive total orders for 600 million PAs from Nokia this year, according to the report.

The source did not deny that more orders will be going to Skyworks this year but simply maintained that the numbers provided in the report are not correct. The source was not willing to clarify which of the numbers were off, nor by how much.

Officially, Nokia danced around the issue without addressing it. When asked if the company planned to switch orders from RFMD to Skyworks, Nokia stated it will continue to use RFMD as its major PA supplier, and that Skyworks has been an additional supplier for some time.

Skyworks only commented on the article by stating there were multiple gross inaccuracies in the report.

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