UWC to develop tester for 5G product

By PRIYA VASU / Pic source uwcberhad.com.my

UWC Bhd secured an order to develop and manufacture the world’s highest frequency 5G OTA chamber for Company B.

The 5G tester will provide a measurement environment for characterising wireless and antenna system performance of devices at millimetre-wave frequencies.

In a Bursa filing yesterday, the company noted it will provide performance, functional and protocol testing of networks.

The tester is geared towards the automotive industry (vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity) and 5G smart devices such as smartphones and tablets.

“UWC has been a strategic partner to Customer B in supporting the manufacturing of its test equipment which is en route for mass production rollout.

All capital expenditure earmarked for this product will be financed internally by UWC,” it noted in the statement.

The group has been enhancing its manufacturing plant to increase efficiency in floor space utilisation to ensure that it will have sufficient capacities to roll out more high-valued projects.

“This new milestone continues to affirm our partner’s confidence in UWC’s capabilities and marks our ability in keeping up to trend in the development and manufacturing of new products for this fast-paced technology sector.

“The development of 5G will continue to grow exponentially globally as technological advancement will need to rely on strong network infrastructure. Therefore, we are very optimistic about the total addressable market for 5G,” said UWC ED and group CEO Datuk Ng Chai Eng (picture).

He added it has taken UWC years to develop a product with its clients, starting from the product development stage where UWC provides value-added engineering solutions that will translate into a smooth manufacturing process during mass production.

“This product once again signals the confidence of our clients in UWC,” he added.

Customer B is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Customer B’s solutions optimise networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost, with offerings from design simulation to prototype validation, manufacturing test, optimisation in networks and cloud environments.

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