Do you know that a Woburn company plays a major role in Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and Microbox Xbox?
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., based on Sylvan Road in Woburn, said their products are used as front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches and power platforms for those popular gaming systems.
In fact, Skyworks has been part of gaming platforms for generations.
"Skyworks is proud to be at the heart of all leading gaming platforms," said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks. "Our analog and connectivity solutions are helping to create a truly unique user experience with social capabilities. This is yet another example of Skyworks' ability to capitalize on the unprecedented demand for wireless ubiquity across the Internet of Things, with online gaming platforms becoming an increasingly popular form of network access."
The worldwide video game markeplace is forecasted to reach $111 billion by 2015, which is up from $79 billion in 2012, according to Gartner's "Forecast: Video Game Ecosystem, Worldwide 4Q13" report.