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Firm helps enhance sensory experience with world-leading innovative solutions

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-07-08

Every day, we use our senses to perceive the world around us. Our five senses — sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are perceived through our sensory organs. Nowadays, technologies also play a role in enhancing our senses.

AAC Technologies (AAC), a world-leading smart device solution provider, is devoted to creating beautiful sensory experiences for the world.

Walking through the exhibition hall at the company’s headquarters in Nanshan District during a recent research tour, reporters saw many small-sized and categorized components displayed on stands.

AAC provides advanced miniaturized and proprietary technology solutions for smart devices within acoustics, optics, haptics, precision manufacturing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), RF and antennas.

AAC, founded in 1993 and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2005, has been included in the Fortune China 500 list and is one of China’s top 500 manufacturing enterprises.

AAC has been recognized in three fields, specifically in microacoustics, haptics and MEMS microphones, by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as the single champion demonstration enterprise in China’s manufacturing industry.

“With nearly three decades’ experience in design and high-volume high-precision manufacturing, AAC aims to continuously create value for consumers through innovative user experience,” said Fu Yuliang, AAC’s public relations director.

Fu Yuliang, public relations director of AAC Technologies, introduces their company’s products during a recent research tour by media organizations. Wang Jingli

At present, AAC provides over 90% of audio solutions for smartphones. AAC has also truly realized 100% of homemade parts in the whole MEMS industry chain, from circuit design, wafer manufacturing, chip packaging and testing, and device packaging.

AAC’s products are widely used in smartphones, smart wearables, smart homes, smart cars, AR/VR and other human-computer interaction fields. Its partners include Samsung, OPPO, SONY, Google, Microsoft, Hisense, BYD, Tesla and Xiaomi, and so on.

In 2021, the company’s revenue reached 17.67 billion yuan (US$2.64 billion).

The company’s achievements are inseparable from its innovation-driven development strategy. AAC invested around 10% of its annual revenue into research and development (R&D).

The number of AAC’s global patent applications has exceeded 14,000 as of now, ranking eighth in the country. AAC has set up its R&D centers in 18 countries and regions, with some 6,307 engineers and technicians.

AAC’s unique Wafer Level Glass (WLG) technology garnered lots of attention at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021.

According to an introduction the enterprise’s staffers gave, the majority of the current smartphone camera lenses are plastic. Compared to plastic lenses, WLG not only offers enhanced resolution for more detailed images, but also allows more light to reach the camera sensor for better photos.

The technology is expected to lead a transformation in mobile phone photography in the 5G era.

The added value of the city’s intelligent sensor industry will reach 8 billion yuan by 2025, according to Shenzhen’s action plan on fostering smart sensor industrial cluster (from 2022 to 2025).

AAC suggested that related measures including the construction of an MEMS pilot line and an MEMS sensor industry base are conducive to building a comprehensive intelligent sensor industrial cluster, which stimulates AAC’s confidence and motivation to accelerate innovation and development in Shenzhen.