Technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. ramped up smart antenna production that is expected to bring in $45 million in sales by 2017.
Cirtek said it expected to ship the first 1,000 units in the next few days.
The MultiServ and soon to be SonWav antennas are being manufactured for Quintel, a leading innovator of spectrum and space-efficient base-station antennas for wireless networks. Among Quintel’s major customers are two of the top five telecom carriers in North America.
“[For] The entire antenna systems business of Cirtek in 2017, we expect at least $45 million in sales,” Cirtek said.
The company said it intended to win new customers for the smart antenna business.
Quintel recently expanded its industry-leading MultiServ slimline antennas portfolio. In addition to the 12-port multiband antenna, Quintel now has 10 port antennas, both of which come in 4, 6 and 8 foot lengths.
The latest slimline antenna utilizes the same 12”/300mm wide form factor that all Quintel antennas use providing the industry’s only “one size fits all” portfolio of 6, 8, 10 and 12-port antennas in the same single form factor. The new antenna types are being introduced into Cirtek’s manufacturing line.
Cirtek is adding a new manufacturing space and increasing production capacity to support Quintel’s growing market share in North America.
Cirtek expects business from Quintel to increase by 200 percent by 2017. Cirtek has hired over 400 new personnel since the start of the Quintel project.
Quintel’s senior management recently visited Cirtek, further reinforcing the partnership and cooperation between the two companies.
Cirtek Holdings is the holding company of Cirtek Electronics Corp. and Cirtek Electronics International Corp.
Through its subsidiaries, the company is primarily engaged in two major activities: providing full service/turnkey solutions including wafer probing, wafer back grinding, assembly, and packaging and final testing of semiconductor devices, and offering complete manufacturing solutions for value-added, highly integrated radio frequency, microwave, millimeterwave and smart antenna technology products.
The company’s products cover a wide range of applications and industries, including communications, consumer electronics, power devices, computing, automotive and industrial.