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Akoustis Acquires Majority Ownership Position of RFM Integrated Device, Inc., a Fabless Supplier of Acoustic Wave RF Resonators and Filters

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Akoustis will host an investor call to provide a business update and outlook, followed by a Q & A session this morning at 8:30 a.m.

Key Points: 
  • Akoustis will host an investor call to provide a business update and outlook, followed by a Q & A session this morning at 8:30 a.m.
  • The conference call will be webcast live on the Companys website and will be available for playback at the following URL: https://ir.akoustis.com/ir-calendar .
  • Akoustis also intends to leverage RFMis wafer-level-package (WLP) products which are currently made in factories certified to the IATF16949 automotive quality standard.
  • Akoustis plans to service the fast growing multi-billion-dollarRF filter market using its integrated device manufacturer (IDM) business model.

Global exploration budget for metals jumps 35% year-on-year to $11.2 billion

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:00am

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Newly released 2021 global exploration budget from S&P Global Market Intelligence's Corporate Exploration Strategies series shows that the mining exploration sector has emerged from the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Newly released 2021 global exploration budget from S&P Global Market Intelligence's Corporate Exploration Strategies series shows that the mining exploration sector has emerged from the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The aggregate annual global nonferrous exploration budget has increased by 35% year over year to $11.2 billion from $8.3 billion in 2020.
  • As a result, we expect the aggregate exploration budget to increase between 5% and 15% year over year for 2022."
  • Despite this increase, the majors continue to account for half of global exploration budget at a total of $5.6 billion.

Boston Metal Wins S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 2:04pm

Besides being named a S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award winner, we welcomed Stephan Broek to the team as SVP of Technology.

Key Points: 
  • Besides being named a S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award winner, we welcomed Stephan Broek to the team as SVP of Technology.
  • S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
  • S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.
  • Boston Metal is a global metals technology solutions company that is commercializing molten oxide electrolysis (MOE), a patented tonnage metals production platform.

Sound Blaster Katana V2: This is the Cutting Edge

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Sound Blaster Katana V2 personifies the culmination of Creatives best audio technologies as it brings games and movies to life through its 5.1 channel playback.

Key Points: 
  • The Sound Blaster Katana V2 personifies the culmination of Creatives best audio technologies as it brings games and movies to life through its 5.1 channel playback.
  • The Sound Blaster Katana V2 can be customized to sound and look just the way users like it.
  • All in all, the Sound Blaster Katana V2 provides a complete entertainment experience which transcends beyond what is expected of a gaming soundbar.
  • Aiming at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets, Creative continues to reinvent the Sound Blaster, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar series and USB-audio class of products such as the Sound Blaster X7.

Akoustis Entering Timing and Frequency Reference Market with Ultra-High Frequency XBAW Resonators

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced today that it is working with a leading maker of Timing RF Components to develop ultra-high frequency XBAW resonators for use in the customer’s end devices.

Key Points: 
  • The customer intends to use the Akoustis XBAW resonators to develop timing RF components for the 5G wireless, networking, and automotive markets.
  • Akoustis has begun sampling resonators to its customer and expects to ramp production by the end of calendar 2022 or early calendar 2023.
  • Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, The timing RF market represents a significant new opportunity for Akoustis in both unit volume and revenue.
  • We are extremely excited that our leading XBAW resonators can be a part of this ground-breaking opportunity.

Akoustis Receives Design Win and Increases Volume Shipments to Tier-1 WiFi 6E OEM

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

Akoustis has commenced volume shipments of filters as the customer prepares for production ramp of new tri-band routers in early 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Akoustis has commenced volume shipments of filters as the customer prepares for production ramp of new tri-band routers in early 2022.
  • The 5.5 GHz filter module covers the UNII 1-3 spectrum of the WiFi 6E standard, while the 6.5 GHz filter module covers the entire UNII 5-8 spectrum.
  • Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, stated, Our momentum in WiFi 6E continues to increase given our market-leading XBAW technology and our growing portfolio of WiFi 6E filters.
  • Mr. Shealy continued, We expect more near-term design win announcements as OEMs recognize the flexibility, superior selectivity and spectrum use afforded by our 5.5/6.5 GHz, 5.6/6.6 GHz and custom WiFi 6E XBAW solutions.

S&P Global Platts Launches Ammonia Cargo Price Assessments

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:17am

SINGAPORE andLONDON andNEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global Platts (Platts), the leading independent provider of information, analytics and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has launched daily anhydrous ammonia cargo price assessments.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE andLONDON andNEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global Platts (Platts), the leading independent provider of information, analytics and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has launched daily anhydrous ammonia cargo price assessments.
  • Platts ammonia assessments will reflect delivered cargo prices on a CFR basis into Asia, Northwest Europe, and the US Gulf Coast, and cargo prices on an FOB basis loaded in the Middle East and the Black Sea, effective October 12, 2021.
  • Platts ammonia assessments are bringing transparency into the existing anhydrous ammonia markets but we intend to build on these initial launches to ensure that we reflect the role of ammonia as one of the emerging front-runners in the energy transition."
  • S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

Serco Announces New $33 Million U.S. Space Force Surveillance Systems Contract

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:07pm

Herndon, Virginia, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, has been awarded the new Space Fence Operations and Maintenance contract by the United States Space Force Space Operations Command (SpOC).

Key Points: 
  • Herndon, Virginia, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, has been awarded the new Space Fence Operations and Maintenance contract by the United States Space Force Space Operations Command (SpOC).
  • The Space Fence is a second-generation ground-based S-Band radar space surveillance system, strengthening U.S. space superiority through improved Space Domain Awareness (SDA).
  • The contract has a 5-month base period plus five one-year option periods and is valued at $33 million, if all options are exercised.
  • Serco will perform SDA operations, logistics and organizational level maintenance for the Space Fence radar and supporting systems, as well as cybersecurity, training and knowledge management.

Gazelle Wind Power Selected as 2021 S&P Global Platts Energy Awards Finalist

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 9:00am

Gazelle Wind Power , the developer of a unique floating wind platform, has been named a finalist in the 23rd annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards in two categories: Emerging Technology of the Year and the Rising Star Company Award.

Key Points: 
  • Gazelle Wind Power , the developer of a unique floating wind platform, has been named a finalist in the 23rd annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards in two categories: Emerging Technology of the Year and the Rising Star Company Award.
  • S&P Global Platts, the leading global provider of energy and commodities information and spot market benchmarks, selected Gazelle for its innovative, stable, hybrid attenuated mooring platform, designed by expert career naval engineers.
  • S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards recognizes achievements in innovation, leadership, and company performance in 22 categories spanning the entire energy complex.
  • Gazelle Wind Power Limited is unlocking the massive deep-water offshore wind market to achieve global decarbonization.

Cooperation between Honda and Red Bull Group as from 2022

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:00am

On the specific matter of the Honda Formula 1 PU, Red Bull Powertrains will have the right to use Honda IP from 2022, as a support for their F1 programmes with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.

Key Points: 
  • On the specific matter of the Honda Formula 1 PU, Red Bull Powertrains will have the right to use Honda IP from 2022, as a support for their F1 programmes with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.
  • This is as a result of the request made to Honda by Red Bull following our announcement that we are leaving the sport.
  • 2) Honda will support Red Bull Powertrains in building the 2022 PU and also provide trackside and race operation support from Japan throughout the 2022 season, and from 2023, Red Bull Powertrains will take responsibility for all manufacturing and servicing of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri's engines.
  • Specifically, HRC will support the Red Bull Group's Formula 1 activity in 2022, taking charge of all the above-mentioned points.