Satcom antenna manufacturer Intellian has opened a second production facility in South Korea, with the $32 million, 20,575sqm campus to include production lines for phased array flat panel antennas set to begin mass-production from Q3 2023.
Other dedicated production lines for LEO user terminals, L-band terminals and ground antenna systems for LEO and MEO networks will also operate at the facility, while Intellian notes that it will increase its production of maritime VSAT systems fivefold to meet demand in the industry.
“The launch of the new Pyeongtaek campus comes at an exciting and innovative time for Intellian, building on consistent success in delivering best-in-class solutions to partners and customers,” said Eric Sung, Intellian’s CEO and President.
“A key step in our wider growth vision, this supercharged production facility and our highly skilled teams will strengthen Intellian’s historically collaborative relationship with partners and drive continued growth and innovation. The new campus will have a major impact on our overall production capability, supporting our development from concept to product delivery.”
Intellian has also announced the opening of a new Advanced Development Center (ADC) in Maryland, USA, to act as a design and engineering hub, which will be staffed by experts in RF engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and validation engineering for product development of phased array antennas and user terminals.
The facility will feature a near field scanner chamber, compact antenna test range, electrical lab, mechanical lab, and environmental test lab, as well as integration labs to host validation and type approval test campaigns with various partners’ products. The campus is expected to employ a team of more than 70 people by Q4 2023.