Innovative proof-of-concept device made with ITRI marks significant milestone
TOKYO and TAIPEI – 5 Jan 2024 — Pioneering the future of high-frequency wireless communications, Visban, Inc. has achieved a significant milestone with the successful demonstration of a glass-based millimeter wave (mmWave) proof-of-concept (PoC) device. This device, which utilizes Visban’s advanced technology, represents a significant advancement in the field.
Developed in collaboration with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan, Visban’s PoC addresses the prevalent challenges in mmWave networks. These networks are known for their high data rates and ultra-low latency but are often limited in range and impeded by physical obstructions like buildings and trees. The achievement is a major step towards Visban’s goal of transforming high-frequency millimeter wave networks
“Our goal is to revolutionize the deployment of millimeter wave networks, making them both technologically advanced and economically viable,” said SB Cha, CEO and co-founder of Visban. “Our unique glass-based technology enables the efficient distribution of mmWave signals, navigating around obstacles and penetrating buildings; this reduces the need for costly base stations. Glass is a cornerstone in realizing our vision, and the successful development of the PoC operating at 28 GHz is a major step in our journey.”
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a Taiwan-based technology research institute with a rich history of fostering innovation. More details can be found on ITRI’s website.
Millimeter wave technology promises to boost next-generation network performance
TOKYO – June 7, 2023 – Visban Corporation today announced that it was among the eight companies that received seed funding from Tokyo University through its “1st Round” program. Visban was selected for the promise of its millimeter wave technology in boosting next-generation wireless network performance.
Founded in 2017 together with corporate partners, Tokyo University’s “1st Round” Program provides grant funding to companies with promising technologies as well as support in forging strategic relationships with major corporations.
“Being selected by Tokyo University gave us access to major companies in Japan, which, in turn, allowed us to very quickly achieve our first major technology milestone,” said founder and CEO S.B. Cha. “We encourage all early-stage technology start-ups to join the program.”
Cha, formerly CEO of Kinestral Technologies (now Halio) and previous founder of multiple companies, co-founded Visban with Arokia Nathan, also a serial entrepreneur who was formerly professorial chair of photonic systems and displays at Cambridge University and current Bye-Fellow at Darwin College; and Ryosuke Kuwada, an experienced executive who is currently a board member of Japan Display, Inc. and RS Technologies.