11 February 2020
Anokiwave expands in San Diego to larger offices and new mmW lab
Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and active antenna-based solutions – has expanded its San Diego operations to a new facility that will triple its floor space and lab capabilities to meet its growing needs. The location will increase the capabilities of its design center by providing a mmW laboratory for all mmW active antenna and IC design and test, and room to double its local workforce.
The move to Sorrento Towers South, in San Diego’s tech hub Sorrento Mesa, was completed in early February. The expansion is driven by the firm’s rapid growth in recent years, addressing technologies critical to 5G and other advanced wireless communications markets. The move follows Anokiwave’s expansion of its design center in Billerica, MA and establishment of a new office in Taiwan. The firm is looking to further expand its footprint with additional offices elsewhere for engineering and customer support.
To fully characterize the performance of Anokiwave’s products in specific customer environments, the new facilities will house a mmW laboratory incorporating an anechoic chamber for the development of phased-array antennas for 5G, satellite communications and radar applications operating up to 50GHz. The laboratory enables complex antennas and components to be exhaustively tested and evaluated in conformance with exacting customer requirements in all operating modes.
“Last year we celebrated 20 years of being in business and doubled our space in Massachusetts. Now the expansion in San Diego just marks the steep growth trajectory that Anokiwave is on,” says founder & chief technology officer Nitin Jain. “Anokiwave continues to push the bounds of mmW innovation and enable mmW active antennas at a commercial scale for 5G, SATCOM and radar markets. This new facility and a larger team will allow us to serve the market at a much broader scale and in more impactful ways than ever before,” he believs.
Sorrento Towers South also allows the company to meet a key corporate goal to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. The building is being re-certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility and incorporates forward-thinking practices such as water efficiency standards, waste and e-waste recycling, and green construction.