Fujikura & GlobalFoundries to Accelerate Commercialization of 28 GHz 5G mmWave Technologies

Fujikura & GlobalFoundries to Accelerate Commercialization of 28 GHz 5G mmWave Technologies

Fujikura, Ltd., a leading supplier to the telecom market has collaborated with GlobalFoundries (GF) in enabling the commercial availability of FutureAccess, the industry’s most integrated 28 GHz 5G mmWave module, for both mobile as well as fixed wireless infrastructure markets.

Fujikura has been a key supplier to the Telecom market (both fixed and mobile operators worldwide). They have now expanded their Telecom device footprint by announcing the commercial availability of a 28 GHz 5G mmWave module. This is the culmination of several years of internal R&D and strategic collaboration with some key industry players. FutureAccess roadmap includes dedicated 5G mmWave modules for all the licensed frequency bands.

In recent months, several leading operators around the world announced aggressive plans to roll out 5G networks for both MBB (mobile broadband) as well as FWA (fixed wireless access) use cases. There is nowhere more pronounced than in the US market where 5G FWA continues to make market share gains vs. incumbent wired broadband access connectivity options. We are also seeing an unprecedented challenge in the global supply chain due to geopolitical as well as COVID-19 circumstances. It is important to ensure device manufacturers forge strong strategic partnerships to support customers through a predictable supply chain.

Fujikura has been fortunate to collaborate with GF for the 5G mmWave products. Fujikura FutureAccess RF-IC PAAMs (Phased Array Antenna Modules) are fabricated in the US at GF’s fab leveraging the high-performance SiGe RF process technology. Fujikura has invested in the PAAM technology as it provides the 5G mmWave infrastructure customers the best-optimized performance, power, modularity, programmability, cost, and integration.

Fujikura benefitted from GF’s mature SiGe process and strong track record of fabricating mmWave products. Fujikura PAAM is highly integrated, and it was important for us to ensure we leverage the best RF process technology option that would support our KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of cost, performance, and quality/reliability. By utilizing GF’s mature SiGe RF process, Fujikura was able to achieve unique digital control supporting seamless beamforming, low noise, and high power efficiency performance, “ said Kenji Nishide, Head of Electronics Technologies R&D Center at Fujikura.

“5G and future networks will require highly efficient base station transmitters that also deliver exceptional receiver performance to support demanding user requirements for data rate and network coverage, all of which are enabled by our high-performance silicon-germanium processes,” said Peter Rabbeni, vice president of Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure business unit at GF.

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