For Immediate Release
San Diego CA, 14 November 2016: Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated IC solutions for mmW markets and active antenna based solutions, today announced a collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to deliver the world’s most advanced Silicon Core IC solutions for the emerging mmW active antenna markets.
Active antennas have been used in military phase-array radar systems for many years and are now being deployed in record numbers in a wide range of commercial applications. The highly anticipated roll out of 5G infrastructure is expected to utilize active antenna technologies in both base stations as well as handsets.
Silicon technology is playing a major role in reducing the cost of these new active antennas as well as offering unprecedented levels of functional integration allowing the beam steering ASICs to reside within the lattice of the array resulting in low profile, planar arrays. Silicon based active antennas will be a key to the success of 5G networks operating at millimeter-wave frequencies.
Leveraging GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 130nm high-performance silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology platform, Anokiwave will gain early access to new technology developed by GLOBALFOUNDRIES, allowing accelerated product development that result in unprecedented time-to-market for customers seeking high-performance SiGe solutions in the RF front end of 5G and Fixed Wireless Millimeter Wave infrastructure and other mmW phased array consumer applications.
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ world-class process technologies, process modeling, and packaging technologies combined with Anokiwave’s team of established industry experts in IC and system design deliver the world’s most advanced IC solutions for mmW applications,” states Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO. “Anokiwave and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are innovating and delivering core ICs that will revolutionize emerging 5G, RADAR, and SATCOM markets with affordable active antenna solutions.”
“Working with innovative companies like Anokiwave, in the early stage of technology development, enables functions and features that are tuned to marketplace requirements,” said Bami Bastani, senior vice president RF Business Unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ SiGe 8HP and 8XP technologies enable customers to develop differentiated RF solutions for next-generation mobile and infrastructure systems.”
GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 8XP 130nm BiCMOS SiGe technology process blends high performance bipolar and power efficient MOS devices, with the ability to integrate mmW, analog, and digital functionality on a single IC. The unique functionality of the 8XP process has allowed Anokiwave to reach unprecedented levels of integration, enabling low cost planar arrays for mmW applications.
Anokiwave is a cutting-edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.
Anokiwave operates design centers in San Diego, CA, Austin, TX, and Boston MA, with sales offices in Taipei, Taiwan, Boston, MA, and San Diego CA. Additional information can be found at www.anokiwave.com.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world's most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit www.globalfoundries.com.
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