- New 5G Mobile XBAW Filter Targets Challenging 5G Tx/Rx Coexistence Requirements
- Filter Design Created Using Akoustis’ Resonators and PDK
- New Filter Solution Planned for Production by Calendar 2024
Charlotte, NC (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced that it has received an order for the development of a new 5G mobile XBAW® filter for a tier-1 RF module maker.
Akoustis received a purchase order from this customer in December of 2021 for delivery of resonator models to be used in the design of the new 5G mobile filter, with first sample delivery expected in the second half of calendar 2022 and production-ready filters expected by the end of calendar 2023, in-line with Akoustis’ planned capacity expansion. The customer is a tier-1 RF module maker that is leveraging Akoustis’ leading XBAW® filter technology to address a difficult coexistence frequency band in 5G mobile. Akoustis expects that this customer will develop additional 5G mobile filters upon the successful completion of this initial design.
Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, “We successfully delivered XBAW® resonators to this customer that were used to develop a new 5G mobile XBAW® filter design that will be manufactured in our New York fab facility.” Mr. Shealy continued, “Our foundry business is proving to be attractive to 5G mobile customers that want to create customized solutions with high-quality XBAW® filters.”
Akoustis is currently ramping commercial production and is investing to achieve annual production capacity of approximately 500 million units. Akoustis is actively delivering volume production of its Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E tandem filter solutions, shipping multiple 5G small cell XBAW® filter solutions and delivering initial designs of its new 5G mobile filter solutions to multiple customers. To date, Akoustis has received more than 20 customer design wins for its patented XBAW® filter solutions.
About Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
Akoustis® (https://www.akoustis.com/) is a high-tech BAW RF filter solutions company that is pioneering next-generation materials science and MEMS wafer manufacturing to address the market requirements for improved RF filters - targeting higher bandwidth, higher operating frequencies and higher output power compared to incumbent polycrystalline BAW technology deployed today. The Company utilizes its proprietary and patented XBAW® manufacturing process to produce bulk acoustic wave RF filters for mobile and other wireless markets, which facilitate signal acquisition and accelerate band performance between the antenna and digital back end. Superior performance is driven by the significant advances of poly-crystal, high-purity and single-crystal piezoelectric materials and the resonator-filter process technology which enables optimal trade-offs between critical power, frequency and bandwidth performance specifications.
Akoustis plans to service the fast growing multi-billion-dollar RF filter market using its integrated device manufacturer (IDM) business model. The Company owns and operates a 120,000 sq. ft. ISO-9001:2015 registered commercial wafer-manufacturing facility located in Canandaigua, NY, which includes a class 100 / class 1000 cleanroom facility - tooled for 150-mm diameter wafers - for the design, development, fabrication and packaging of RF filters, MEMS and other semiconductor devices. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in the Piedmont technology corridor near Charlotte, North Carolina.
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