- First Filter On-Track to Enter Production in Calendar 2023
- Two New MU-MIMO Filter Designs for Wi-Fi 6E Access Point Market
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 completed development and shipped a second iteration of a 5G mobile XBAW® filter to a RF module maker targeting production ramp in calendar 2023. Additionally, Akoustis received a development order for two new XBAW® filters from this customer for the Wi-Fi 6E access point market.
Akoustis has shipped two versions of the 5G mobile filter to the customer, which intends to test, characterize, and then down select for volume production, which is expected to begin in mid-calendar 2023. The two new Wi-Fi 6E filters target the Wi-Fi access point market and are expected to be deployed in multiple end user devices using 2X2, 4X4 and other multi-user, multiple-in-multiple-out (MU-MIMO) architectures.
Dave Aichele, EVP of Business Development, stated, "Progress with this customer is re-accelerating as we get closer to the completion of our wafer-level packages that are being developed in our NY wafer fab." Mr. Aichele, continued, "We now expect to deliver multiple filters for this customer across the 5G and Wi-Fi markets, and are pleased to see the relationship grow as we continue to deliver cutting-edge, custom solutions."
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® (http://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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