Akoustis Receives Volume Commercial Order For WiFi 6 XBAW Filters
5.2 GHz and 5.6 GHz WiFi 6 Coexistence Filters for MU-MIMO Router Product
First Shipments of RF Filters to its 2nd WiFi 6 OEM Customer to Start in the Current Quarter
Customer is Expected to Ramp New WiFi 6 Router Production in Q4 2021
Akoustis Technologies, Inc. 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 a volume commercial order for its patented WiFi 6 XBAWTM filters from its second WiFi 6 OEM customer. Akoustis’ 5.2 GHz and 5.6 GHz WiFi 6 filters have been designed into a new enterprise-class router platform.
The new router design will use multiple 5.2 GHz and 5.6 GHz XBAWTM coexistence filters for a tri-band multi-user, multiple-in-multiple-out (MU-MIMO) enterprise router. The 5.2 GHz filter module covers the UNII 1 and UNII 2A bands of the WiFi 6 standard, while the 5.6 GHz filter module covers the adjacent UNII 2C and 3 bands. The Company expects its customer to ramp commercial production of the new router in late calendar 2021.
Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, “Both WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E remain significant market opportunities for Akoustis and we are thrilled to begin shipping to our 2nd WiFi 6 OEM customer to support greater network data rates and efficiency.” Mr. Shealy continued, “Given the robust activity in our WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E filter sales pipeline, we expect to receive multiple new design wins in the coming months.”
Akoustis is actively delivering volume production of its WiFi 6 tandem filter solutions, shipping multiple 5G small cell XBAWTM filter solutions, delivering initial designs of its new 5G mobile filter solutions to multiple customers and is now entering the market with its new WiFi 6E coexistence XBAWTM filter solutions.
Given the rapidly growing sales funnel activity as well as ongoing interaction with customers regarding expected ramps in both 5G mobile, WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E in calendar 2022, the Company plans to increase the annual production capacity at its New York fab by the end of calendar 2021 to approximately 500 million filters per year.
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