Company’s Intellectual Property Portfolio Expands to over 415 Filed or Issued Patents; 265 of Which are Focused on XBAR® (BAW) Technology
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), a provider of radio frequency (RF) filter solutions developed on a robust intellectual property platform, designed to connect People and Things, has been recognized as one of the three leading BAW (bulk acoustic wave) filter innovators since the start of 2020. The Company has expanded its IP portfolio to over 415 filed or issued U.S. and foreign patents, greater than 265 of which are related to its breakthrough XBAR® technology for next generation wireless networks. Since the beginning of 2020, the Company has added over 200 filed or issued patents related to XBAR®, 115 of which were added in 2021, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 77%.
“Resonant has become one of the top three most active companies in BAW patent publication since the start of 2020,” said Paul Leclaire, PhD, Technology and Patent Analyst, MEMS and RF at KnowMade, specialists in the research and analysis of scientific and patent information. “We have also seen the entrance of new players on the XBAR® intellectual property segment, in which Resonant has a significant lead.”
“Resonant’s development of XBAR® filter technology accelerated significantly in 2021, as highlighted by the growth of our robust patent portfolio,” said George B. Holmes, Chairman and CEO of Resonant. “Protecting our XBAR® technology has been a primary focus. Since filing the first XBAR® patent in 2018, Resonant has amassed 43 issued and allowed XBAR® patents in the U.S. in addition to 222 pending XBAR® patents in the U.S. and the rest of the world. The emergence of other industry players citing our IP and attempting to file patents in the XBAR® segment is a testament to the superiority of our technology in meeting the exacting demands required by 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi 6 & 7, UWB and potentially even mmWave.”
“We believe our XBAR® RF filter technology has the potential to be to 5G—what Avago (now Broadcom)’s FBAR RF filter technology was to 4G—a flagship, market leading filter technology. New wireless technologies continue to move to higher frequencies for more bandwidth which will further increase the demand and lengthen the lifetime for XBAR®. These significant IP protections are representative of Resonant’s leadership position in the space and, looking ahead, we will continue to bolster the protective moat around our technology with more trade secrets and patent filings,” concluded Holmes.
About Resonant Inc.
Resonant (NASDAQ: RESN) is transforming the market for RF front-ends (RFFE) by disrupting the RFFE supply chain through the delivery of solutions that leverage our WaveX™ design software tools platform, capitalize on the breadth of our IP portfolio, and are delivered through our services offerings. In a market that is critically constrained by limited designers, tools and capacity, Resonant addresses these critical problems by providing customers with ever increasing design efficiency, reduced time to market and lower unit costs. Customers leverage Resonant’s disruptive capabilities to design cutting edge filters and modules, while capitalizing on the added stability of a diverse supply chain through Resonant’s fabless ecosystem-the first of its kind. Working with Resonant, customers enhance the connectivity of current mobile devices, while preparing for the demands of emerging 5G applications.
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About Resonant’s XBAR® Filter Technology
Resonant pioneered a novel Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filter technology, XBAR®, to meet the challenging and complex RF front-end requirements of next-generation 5G, Wi-Fi and UWB networks and beyond. 4G BAW filter structures have traditionally been used at frequencies up to 3GHz and adapted to filter higher frequency bands, which has presented significant performance and capability challenges. Using WaveX™, Resonant evaluated various resonator, filter building blocks for wide-bandwidth, high-frequency and high-power filter designs. XBAR® was the result of these extensive studies – the optimal next-generation filter technology.
XBAR® is the first and only RF filter solution that has natively demonstrated the performance necessary to fully realize the potential of next-generation wireless technologies, including 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E. In addition, future wireless networks will continue to move to wider bandwidths, higher frequencies and added complexity, which will further increase the demand for XBAR® filters. Unlike traditional BAW filters which require complex, multi-step manufacturing processes, XBAR® filters are much simpler to manufacture and hence can leverage SAW foundries.
Resonant continues to protect XBAR® technology through the fundamental patents and trade secrets associated with a disruptive technology, in addition to the intellectual property associated with know-how and expertise developed subsequently.
About Resonant’s WaveX™ Design Technology
Resonant creates designs for difficult RF frequency bands and modules that meet challenging and complex 5G, Wi-Fi and UWB RF front-end requirements. Using WaveX™, Resonant’s designs have the potential to be developed in half the time and manufactured at a lower cost than traditional approaches. WaveX™ is a suite of proprietary algorithms, software design tools and network synthesis techniques that enables Resonant to explore a much larger set of possible design solutions.
Resonant delivers rapid design simulations to its customers, which they manufacture in their captive fabs or have manufactured by one of Resonant’s foundry partners. These improved solutions still use Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) or Temperature Compensated Surface Acoustic Wave (TC-SAW) technologies with the performance of higher cost manufacturing methods like Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW).
Resonant’s WaveX™ delivers excellent predictability, enabling achievement of the desired product performance in roughly half as many turns through the fab. In addition, Resonant’s simulations model fundamental material and structure properties, which makes integration with foundry and fab customers much more intuitive, because they speak the “fab language” of basic material properties and dimensions.
Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which include the following subjects, among others: the capabilities of our filter designs and software tools. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following: our limited operating history; our ability to complete designs that meet customer specifications; the ability of our customers (or their manufacturers) to fabricate our designs in commercial quantities; our customers’ ability to sell products incorporating our designs to their OEM customers; changes in our expenditures and other uses of cash; the ability of our designs to significantly lower costs compared to other designs and solutions; the risk that the intense competition and rapid technological change in our industry renders our designs less useful or obsolete; our ability to find, recruit and retain the highly skilled personnel required for our design process in sufficient numbers to support our growth; our ability to manage growth; and general market, economic and business conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements are under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent Annual Report (Form 10-K) or Quarterly Report (Form 10-Q) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update forward-looking statements.
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