Cambridge-based wireless networks technology specialist Nujira is expanding its operations in Asia.
Nujira, which supplies ultra-high efficiency RF power amplifier systems, will open a new facility in Japan to offer enhanced technical support to customers.
The company will also expand its sales force in China in a bid to take advantage of the rapid expansion of the wireless communications infrastructure there.
According to Nujira, its technology allows network equipment manufacturers to design smaller, cheaper and more power-efficient base stations.
The Cambridge company has developed a technology called High Accuracy Tracking (HAT), which is claimed to improve the efficiency of linear amplifiers from around 15 per cent to 50 per cent or more. The power consumed by the amplifier is the dominant factor governing the overall power consumption of the base station.
Japan is proving a particularly fruitful area for Nujira, said the company’s chief executive Tim Haynes. ‘Japan is well known for being a receptive market that is quick to adopt new technologies. Its network operators are keen to deploy additional wireless broadband capacity, either through 3G and evolved 3G or by using WiMAX.’