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A SOLUTION FOR WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE HARDWARE CHALLENGES

Materion provides materials for nearly all facets of the wireless infrastructure industry. Our materials are vital to the power amplifiers in consumer smart phones and tablets, as well as in the base stations that communicate with those devices. These high performance connectors link the antennas to the base station electronics, providing signal integrity and reliability under all weather conditions, whether at the top of a broadcast tower, lamp post or outside a building in a small cell. These connectors have proven reliability in every generation of mobile wireless technology, from analog cellular through LTE, 5G and beyond.

We offer multiple material solutions, including PVD consumable materialslids and solders, high strength beryllium copper alloy strip, rod and wire and services that encompass complete precious metal lifecycle support to meet the full range of your needs.

OUTSTANDING MATERIAL PROPERTIES FOR 5G AND OTHER COMMERCIAL WIRELESS TELECOM APPLICATIONS

Our products and materials can be found in various applications for the commercial wireless infrastructure market, such as stations for consumer wireless connectivity, including 5G (cell phones, smart phones, wireless Internet), digital broadcast television towers, private radio networks (e.g., for police and fire departments) and radar. We address the challenges of these unique applications, providing: 

  • Packages for radio frequency (RF) transistors that provide superior protection from oxygen and water vapor
  • Technical Ceramics and connectors that provide excellent thermal conductivity
  • Solder preforms that increase package reliability and signal integrity
  • Machinable, high strength rod alloys for high reliability antenna, tower and base station connectors 
  • High strength, high conductivity strip alloys for 5G connectors in base stations and data centers

PVD MATERIALS, HIGH PERORMANCE COPPER ALLOYS AND ENGINEERED COATINGS ENABLE WIRELESS INTERCONNECTIVITY

Materion is your single source for production of PVD materials used to fabricate next-generation RF filters required for development of 5G infrastructure. These include aluminum scandium alloy sputtering targets for the manufacture of piezoelectric elements for BAW filters; as well as tungsten, molybdenum, ruthenium and specialty alloy target materials.  Additionally, we are a major supplier of gold materials, including gold alloy sputter targets and evaporation materials used in the manufacture of power amplifiers for wireless base stations. 

As wireless interconnectivity expands into new applications such as control of building lighting and wireless utility meters (water, natural gas, electric power), we will expand our products and services to meet the needs of the wireless infrastructure market.  

Contact our team today to learn how our wireless infrastructure capabilities can address your unique challenges.