Anokiwave Expands its San Diego Facility and Adds a New mm-Wave LabRFecho
Anokiwave, a provider of highly integrated IC solutions for communications and RADAR applications, has announced the expansion of 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 state-of-the-art mm-Wave laboratory for all mm-Wave active antenna and IC design and tests, 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 2020. This expansion is driven by Anokiwave’s rapid growth in recent years, during which the company has emerged as an innovative leader in technologies critical to 5G and other advanced wireless communications markets. The move comes on the heels of Anokiwave’s recent expansion of its design center in Billerica, MA, and the establishment of a new office in Taiwan. The company is looking to further expand its footprint with additional offices elsewhere for engineering and customer support.
In order to fully characterize the performance of Anokiwave’s products in specific customer environments, the new facilities will house a sophisticated mm-Wave laboratory. It incorporates a state-of-the-art anechoic chamber for the development of phased array antennas for 5G, satellite communications, and radar applications operating up to 50 GHz. 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, Anokiwave celebrated 20 years of being in business and doubled its space in Massachusetts. Now the expansion in San Diego just marks the steep growth trajectory that Anokiwave is on. The company continues to push the bounds of mm-Wave innovation and enable mm-Wave active antennas at a commercial scale for 5G, SATCOM and radar markets. And this new facility and a larger team will allow the company to serve the market at a much broader scale and in more impactful ways than ever before.
Sorrento Towers South also allows the company to meet a key corporate goal to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. The building is currently getting re-certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility, and it incorporates many forward-thinking practices such as water efficiency standards, waste, and e-waste recycling, green construction, and others.