Akoustis Technologies (“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 that it has received its first Wi-Fi 7 design win for its patented 5.5 GHz and 6.5 GHz XBAW® filter solutions from a leading enterprise class customer.
Multiple Akoustis XBAW® filters will be used in a multi-user, multiple-in-multiple-out (MU-MIMO) architecture to deliver high-speed data throughput for enterprise-class access points and other applications. The 5.5 GHz and 6.5 GHz allow for use of the UNII 1-3 and UNII 5-8 bands, enabling low interference and superior spectrum utilization.
Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, “We continue to experience robust design win activity across our Wi-Fi 6E, and now our Wi-Fi 7 portfolio of XBAW® filter solutions.” Mr. Shealy continued, “Working with top-tier, leading companies is the goal of any technology supplier, and we are excited to help this customer deliver the highest quality, highest speed Wi-Fi connectivity moving forward.”
Akoustis continues to experience strong demand and a growing sales funnel for its Wi-Fi, 5G mobile, and 5G infrastructure products, as well as its new XBAW® and RFMi resonator and oscillator products. During the December quarter, the Company shipped multiple samples of its new 5G XBAW® wafers, complete with its new, advanced wafer-level packaging (WLP) technology. Akoustis continues to add new Wi-Fi design wins, many of which are expected to ramp into production in calendar 2023.
Akoustis is actively delivering volume production of its Wi-Fi 6 and 6E tandem filter solutions, shipping multiple 5G small cell XBAW® filter solutions, and delivering initial designs of its new 5G mobile filter solutions to multiple customers. Akoustis has entered the market with its new Wi-Fi 7 coexistence XBAW® filter solutions, and to date 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 2023, the Company is completing the annual production capacity increase at its New York fab to approximately 0.5 billion filters per year.
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