Akoustis Joins Wi-Fi NOW Industry Association as Official RF Filter Partner
- Wi-Fi NOW Supports and Promotes All Things Wi-Fi to Make High-Quality, High-Performance W-Fi Available to Everyone, Everywhere
- Akoustis Adds to Wi-Fi NOW’s Growing, Global Thought Leadership
Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“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 joined the Wi-Fi NOW industry association as an Official RF Filter Partner, alongside major thought leaders including Cisco, Eero, Linksys, Intel, Netgear, and many more.
Wi-Fi NOW was founded in 2015 as a media, event, training, and advisory organization dedicated to serving the global Wi-Fi industry. Since then, Wi-Fi NOW has quickly grown to support hundreds of organizations within the broad Wi-Fi ecosystem, including industry-leading vendors and service providers. The mission of Wi-Fi NOW is to advocate for the expanded global adoption of Wi-Fi, to showcase the latest advances in Wi-Fi technology, and support new, emerging business opportunities throughout the Wi-Fi ecosystem.
Today Wi-Fi NOW supports more than 50 industry-leading partners, conducts multiple in-person Wi-Fi World Congress events every year, and supports the broader Wi-Fi industry with weekly thought-leadership information services, including online events and news. Wi-Fi NOW has become a preferred forum for Wi-Fi industry leadership, cooperation, information sharing, and global advocacy.
Dave Aichele, EVP of Business Development of Akoustis, stated, “The Wi-Fi NOW organization is one of the leading voices in the promotion and support of Wi-Fi technologies around the world, and Akoustis is pleased to join as an Official RF Filter Partner.” Mr. Aichele continued, “We are pleased to add our voice to the association as we continue to make significant strides with our leading XBAW® technology in the Wi-Fi 6E and emerging Wi-Fi 7 standards.”
Claus Hetting, CEO & Chairman of Wi-Fi NOW, stated, “We’re delighted to announce that Akoustis is our new Official RF Filter partner. We look forward to showcasing Akoustis’ innovative RF technology all through this year and in 2023. Akoustis launched their newest generation of Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 ultra-wideband XBAW® filters this month and their patented technology is already delivering unprecedented results. It’s exciting for us to support Akoustis in their efforts to push to the envelope of Wi-Fi performance in the age of tri-band and even quad-band Wi-Fi.”
Akoustis is currently ramping commercial production and is investing to achieve annual production capacity of approximately 500 million units. Akoustis is actively delivering volume production of its Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 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. To date, Akoustis has received more than 20 customer design wins for its patented XBAW® filter solutions.
About Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
Akoustis® (http://www.akoustis.com/) is a high-tech BAW RF filter solutions company that is pioneering next-generation materials science and MEMS wafer manufacturing to address the market requirements for improved RF filters - targeting higher bandwidth, higher operating frequencies and higher output power compared to legacy polycrystalline BAW technology. The Company utilizes its proprietary and patented XBAW® manufacturing process to produce bulk acoustic wave RF filters for mobile and other wireless markets, which facilitate signal acquisition and accelerate band performance between the antenna and digital back end. Superior performance is driven by the significant advances of poly-crystal, single-crystal, and other high purity piezoelectric materials and the resonator-filter process technology which enables optimal trade-offs between critical power, frequency and bandwidth performance specifications.
Akoustis plans to service the fast growing multi-billion-dollar RF filter market using its integrated device manufacturer (IDM) business model. The Company owns and operates a 120,000 sq. ft. ISO-9001:2015 registered commercial wafer-manufacturing facility located in Canandaigua, NY, which includes a class 100 / class 1000 cleanroom facility - tooled for 150-mm diameter wafers - for the design, development, fabrication and packaging of RF filters, MEMS and other semiconductor devices. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in the Piedmont technology corridor near Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Released November 21, 2022