Murata’s Acquisition of Resonant Aims to Bolster Position in 5G RF Systems Solutions

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By David McQueen | 1Q 2022 | IN-6479

 

Murata Acquisition to Help Expand Offerings and Allow Access to Additional Markets

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Murata is a global leader in Radio Frequency (RF) system solutions and filter products, with an estimated 38% leading share of the filter market. The acquisition will combine Murata’s mobile RF product capabilities with Resonant’s proprietary XBAR filter technology, while also leveraging Resonant’s strong IP portfolio and experienced advisory board. Since 2019, when Murata bought a minority stake in Resonant, they have collaborated closely in the joint development of XBAR, which has been used by Murata with its 5G filters to provide higher frequency and improved performance, enhancing its advanced RF Front-End (RFFE) capabilities. The remaining purchase, which Murata made once XBAR-related technology had become commercially viable, is expected to deepen the two companies’ existing partnership, positioning them to better meet customers’ needs and expand opportunities.

Resonant brings with it over 300 total patents, with half of those centered on its XBAR technology. The company’s Infinite Synthesize…

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