Akoustis, an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, has announced that it has received two new Wi-Fi 6E design wins from two different customers, both of which are expected to ramp into production in the second half of calendar 2022.
The first win is from a leading enterprise-class Wi-Fi router OEM. The customer intends to use four Akoustis XBAW Wi-Fi 6E filters in a multi-user, multiple-in-multiple-out (MU-MIMO) configuration. The new router is expected to ramp production in the December 2022 quarter. The second win is from a consumer-focused brand that intends to use multiple Akoustis XBAW filters per device and is expected to ramp production in the September 2022 quarter.
Dave Aichele, EVP of Business Development at Akoustis, stated, “We continue to see increased demand for our XBAW Wi-Fi filter solutions given our industry leading micro-filter performance.” Mr. Aichele continued, “We have grown our design wins from three to fifteen in the past six months and expect to see continued customer wins moving forward as we fully qualify new standard and custom Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E and upcoming Wi-Fi 7 filters.”
Akoustis is actively delivering volume production of its Wi-Fi 6 tandem XBAW filter solutions, shipping multiple 5G small cell XBAW filter solutions, delivering initial designs of its new 5G mobile XBAW filter solutions to multiple customers and has entered the market with its new Wi-Fi 6E coexistence XBAW filter solutions. To date, Akoustis has received more than 20 customer design wins for its patented XBAW filter solutions.
Given the rapidly growing sales funnel activity as well as ongoing interaction with customers regarding expected ramps in 5G mobile, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E in calendar 2022, the Company is increasing the annual production capacity at its New York fab to approximately 500 million XBAW filters per year.
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