FOR its millimeter wave technology needs, Laguna-based telecommunications hardware manufacturer Cirtek Advanced Technologies Solutions Inc. has partnered with Swedish millimeter technology developer Sivers IMA.
The strategic partnership with Sivers covers the manufacture of E- and V-band converters, according to Cirtek.
“We are proud to be chosen by one of the most experienced millimeter wave companies in the world,” Cirtek Chief Executive Officer Alvin Guzon said.
The E- and V-band converters support gigabit per second wireless transmission and are the front-end modules of millimeter wave radio systems. Designing and mass-producing at these frequencies is one of the most difficult and time consuming part of the product design process.
By using Sivers’ converters radio manufacturers can significantly shorten their time-to-market they can design and develop new products at a faster pace using millimeter wave technology.
Sivers supplies high-quality technology for telecommunications links, radar sensors and test and measurement equipment.
Sivers CEO Robert Ekström said the company carefully went through a process of selection before finally picking Cirtek as its partner.
“After carefully evaluating a number of suppliers, Sivers IMA has chosen Cirtek as our manufacturing partner. The partnership will secure our future capacity for volume production at very competitive cost levels and most importantly with the high quality standards that we have set,” Ekström said.
He noted that the partnership with Cirtek is vital to meeting a growing demand for their products.
A recent industry research report on RnRMarketResearch.com noted the global millimeter wave technology market is expected to grow to $1.9 billion in 2020 or at a compound annual growth rate of 45.09 percent.
This is driven by the growing telecom application market for millimeter wave technology. The millimeter wave scanner market is also expected to grow rapidly in the next five years.