RFMW Ltd. and Akoustis Technologies Inc. of Huntersville, N.C., have announced a distribution agreement effective July 1, 2016. Akoustis Technologies Inc. , is a manufacturer of innovative BulkONE™ bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high band RF filters for mobile wireless and general purpose RF catalog components. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised worldwide for Akoustis’ complete product offering. Initially, RFMW will focus on promoting the DC to 14 GHz gain blocks targeted to applications such as test & measurement, aerospace & defense, wireless infrastructure, satellite communications, point-to-point radio and multiple uses in ISM. In addition, RFMW will work closely with Akoustis to promote their unique single-crystal BAW filters targeting 4G/LTE mobile wireless, WiFi, wireless infrastructure and aerospace & defense as it matures to production release, targetingthe first half of 2017.
Dave Aichele, vice president of Business Development at Akoustis, stated, “RFMW’s component engineering, product management and sales capabilities will position Akoustis to engage early in the customers design process. They have the resources, experience, and extensive market knowledge in RF filters and amplifiers to expand our business over the full range of their customer base.”
According to Steve Takaki, executive vice president of RFMW Ltd., “Teaming with Akoustis allows us to offer customers some unique and highly versatile RF semiconductor technologies. Akoustis’ gain blocks have excellent gain flatness and an exceptional combination of both gain and output power offered in both DIE and packaged devices. We are very excited to be on the leading edge of introducing their innovative single crystal BAW technology to a broader customer base. Akoustis’ RF products/technology match perfectly with RFMW’s focus on serving customers, in diverse markets, who require a wide range of RF/microwave components.”