Avago Technologies Ltd was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore in August 2005. The Company is a designer, developer and global supplier of various analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. Its primary target markets are wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. The Company's product portfolio ranges from simple discrete devices to complex sub-systems that include multiple device types and incorporate firmware for interface between digital systems. In some cases, its products include mechanical hardware that interfaces with optoelectronic or capacitive. It supports the wireless industry with a broad variety of RF semiconductor devices, including monolithic microwave integrated circuit filters and duplexers using its proprietary FBAR technology, front end modules that incorporate multiple die into multi-function RF devices, diodes and discrete transistors. In the storage and Ethernet networking markets, it supplies transceivers that receive and transmit information along optical fibers. It provides a broad variety of products for the general industrial, automotive and consumer appliance markets. It offers optical isolators, or optocouplers, which provide electrical insulation and signal isolation for signaling systems that are susceptible to electrical noise or interference. The Company manufactures motion control encoders that control the paper feed and print head movement in printers and other office automation products. It operates as an early developer of image sensors for optical mouse applications, using LEDs and CMOS image sensors to create a subsystem that can detect motion over an arbitrary desktop surface. It sells its products through a network of distributors and its direct sales force globally. The Company's manufacturing operations employ a wide variety of semiconductors, electromechanical components and assemblies and raw materials. Its competitors are Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., RF Micro Devices, Inc., Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. The Company's research and development, and manufacturing operations involve the use of hazardous substances and are regulated under international, federal, state and local laws governing health and safety and the environment.