Two new diplexers for Wi-Fi 7 connectivity with XBAW RF filters
Pre-production products expected in second half of calendar 2023, production expected in first half of calendar 2024
Diplexers for multiple markets and multiple regions worldwide
CHARLOTTE, NC, August 24, 2022 (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 today that it has been awarded a development contract for two new XBAWs by a Fortune 100 internet company® Driven diplexers for multiple applications.
The two new Wi-Fi 7 diplexers are expected to enter pre-production in the second half of calendar year 2023 and into production in early calendar year 2024. Each diplexer ships with two XBAWs® RF filters, an Akoustis-designed switch and an integrated third-party antenna in Akoustis’ proprietary new wafer-level package being developed at its manufacturing facility in Canandaigua, New York. The customer is targeting AR/VR, wearable and other applications both regionally and globally.
Dave Aichele, EVP of Business Development at Akoustis, stated, “We are seeing growing interest in our new diplexer products as we add multi-chip module capabilities to our growing XBAW portfolio® Filters and new switch designs.” Mr. Aichele continued, “We anticipate more design wins in the future as we continue to solve more challenging problems for our customers through greater product integration.”
Akoustis is ramping up commercial production and investing to reach an annual production capacity of approximately 500 million units. Akoustis is actively supplying volume production of its Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E tandem filter solutions and is shipping several 5G Small Cell XBAW® filter solutions and is delivering first drafts of its new mobile 5G filter solutions to several customers. To date, Akoustis has received more than 20 design wins from customers for its patented XBAW® filter solutions.
About Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
acoustis® (http://www.akoustis.com/) is a high-tech BAW RF filter solutions company pioneering materials science and next-generation MEMS wafer fabrication to meet market demands for enhanced RF filters – aiming to compare to the incumbent polycrystalline BAW Technology to achieve higher bandwidth, higher operating frequencies and higher output power is being used today. The company uses its own and patented XBAW® production method to manufacture RF bulk wave filters for mobile and other wireless markets, facilitating signal acquisition and speeding up the band performance between the antenna and the digital back-end. The superior performance is driven by significant advances in polycrystalline, high-purity, and single-crystal piezoelectric materials and resonator filter process technology that enable optimal tradeoffs between critical performance specifications for power, frequency, and bandwidth.
Akoustis plans to serve the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar RF filter market through its integrated device manufacturer (IDM) business model. The Company owns and operates a 120,000 square foot ISO-9001:2015 registered commercial wafer fabrication facility in Canandaigua, NY which includes a Class 100/Class 1000 clean room facility – equipped for 150mm diameter wafers – for design, development , manufacture 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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