Updated: Aug 28, 2019
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metawave, a leading innovator in the next frontier of wireless technology that is disrupting self-driving vehicles, fixed wireless, and 5G networks, today announced the opening of its advanced development center in Carlsbad, California. The 15,000 square foot building is located blocks from the Pacific Ocean and close to train stations to allow the rapidly growing company to tap into the southern California pool of expertise in millimeter wave and RF circuit design. The center will bring engineers, and product development experts together to work on next generation long-range imaging radar and 5G wireless solutions. The new facility provides ample office and collaboration spaces, along with open bays to accommodate a vehicle test fleet.
“Metawave’s core technical team in Carlsbad and Palo Alto brings decades of experience in commercial and defense mm-wave applications,” said Metawave CEO Maha Achour, PhD. “Our new advanced development center enables us to accelerate development by bringing in local great talent and offering the team a true Silicon Valley style experience right in their own backyard. We designed this location to attract great people and accommodate work-life needs for employees who are passionate about solving challenges facing wireless sensing and communication industries without having to move to the Bay Area.”
Metawave is developing next generation long-range automotive radar sensors with imaging capabilities as well as antenna and front-end modules for fixed wireless and 5G Infrastructure. The company’s WARLORD radar sensor, powered by its AI and Deep Learning engine, provides autonomous vehicles with unique capabilities and unprecedented speed and intelligence; such ultra-fast object detection and classification, long-range reach, clear and wide-scale vision, and operation in all-weather and operating conditions is the only real solution for fully autonomous operation. In wireless communication, Metawave’s SABER module helps carriers offer low-cost gigabit speed data to consumers and allows infrastructure vendors to extend radio reach.
“The technologies behind autonomous driving and next generation wireless communications are as challenging and exciting as any in the past thirty years,” added Achour. “Metawave’s new development center offers unparalleled opportunity to talented people seeking great growth opportunities.”
Unique technology, talented employees and seasoned management have attracted significant VC interest. Metawave investors include Toyota AI Ventures, Denso, Hyundai, Khosla Ventures, Motus Ventures, Thyra Global, Autotech Venture, and Bold Capital. Visit our website to learn more about our technology – and be sure to check out our job listings.
About Metawave Metawave is delivering WARLORD™, the first advanced analog beamsteering radar system capable of distinguishing between objects in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Using similar beamforming technology, Metawave is also developing its state-of-the-art SABER™ cellular systems, TURBO™ active repeaters and ECHO™ passive relays to enable faster, more efficient 5G and fixed wireless deployments to bring high-speed connectivity to billions of users as they connect indoors and outdoors around the world. All of Metawave’s platforms are integrated with AWARE™, Metawave’s proprietary AI software for object detection and classification, and for effective network planning and optimization. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Palo Alto and has built its state-of-the-art lab in Carlsbad, CA. Visit Metawave at www.metawave.co, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Metawave is funded by auto industry leaders including DENSO, Toyota AI Ventures, Hyundai Motor Company, Infineon, and Asahi Glass. Additional strategic investors include Motus Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Autotech Ventures, Bold Capital, Thyra Global, SAIC Capital, Western Technology Investment, and Alrai Capital. The automotive radar market is predicted to exceed $9,475.4 million by 2023, according to Research and Markets.