Akoustis launches State-of-the-Art XBAW® foundry services and AI-Enabled engineering design software

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 the Company has launched its cutting-edge foundry and engineering services to target market segments including mobile, Wi-Fi, defense, 5G infrastructure, and automotive.

Akoustis’ world class foundry will provide customers with unmatched bulk acoustic wave (BAW) fabrication capabilities on 150-mm Si substrates. Strategically located just outside of Rochester, New York, the Company’s 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility enables the manufacture of high-performance BAW devices based on the MEMS-based XBAW® process.

Akoustis’ foundry will offer distinct XBAW® technology, catering to different frequency ranges and providing customers with unparalleled flexibility. The XBAW® XB1 technology covers a frequency range from 1.6 GHz to 7 GHz, while the next generation XBAW® XP3F technology is expected to cover frequencies from 7 GHz to 20 GHz. As a part of its comprehensive solution, Akoustis provides automated Process Design Kits (PDKs) leveraging machine learning algorithms to customers, facilitating efficient and accurate design implementations. The PDKs will enable customers to construct intricate designs and optimize their end solutions, leveraging the full potential of Akoustis’ foundry and its advanced fabrication capabilities. Akoustis’ back-end services will be driven by GDSI, a US-based, trusted supplier of premium semiconductor back-end supply chain services, catering to customers’ advanced wafer processing needs with services including wafer dicing, wafer pick and place, and back grinding and polishing.

Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, “The launch of our improved foundry and engineering services represents a significant milestone for Akoustis as we continue to lead the industry in providing cutting-edge BAW RF filter solutions.” Mr. Shealy continued, “By leveraging our advanced PDKs driven by AI-enabled software to reduce design cycle time customers can streamline their design processes, achieve optimal performance, and stay at the forefront of wireless innovation with seamless integration.”

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®/SAW resonator and oscillator products, and semiconductor back-end services. Akoustis continues to add new Wi-Fi design wins, many of which are expected to ramp into production in calendar 2023.