Filtronic Wins the 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Filtronic Wins the 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Filtronic is one of 205 organizations nationally to be recognized this year with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, of which 122 are for International Trade. Filtronic’s successful award entry focused on the outstanding short-term growth in export sales of its microwave and mmWave solutions over a three-year period.

Filtronic was founded in 1977 and specializes in RF, microwave and mmWave subsystems. Its E-band transceivers are used in 5G backhaul, and also find applications in test & measurement, and in High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO satellites). New markets continue to be nurtured, for example, E-band transceivers have recently been supplied for a successful trial of a 10 Gbps track-to-train backhaul solution in Asia.

Walter Magiera, Chief Commercial Officer of Filtronic said that Filtronic’s award celebrates the global nature of their business. It specifically acknowledges the export success of their E-band mmWave transceiver products, of which they have shipped over 50,000 units to date with 99.9% destined for customers outside the UK. He further exclaimed that they are very proud to have been honored with this award and consider it an exceptional achievement for a company with a 40-year heritage to be growing exports at such a rate.

Richard Gibbs, CEO of Filtronic stated that they continue to invest in both capability and research & development, to help them increase their share in the rapidly growing telecom market. Over the past 18 months, they have invested over £1 million in new equipment, and have expanded their workforce, in their hybrid microelectronics assembly facility in Sedgefield, County Durham. This has enabled them to significantly increase capacity, keep production going throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain a strong order book during the 2021 fiscal year.

Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK and are designed to acknowledge and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 open on 1 May 2021. Click here to apply.

Publisher: everything RF


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