R&D
Fractus is the pioneer of geometry-based antenna technology. By applying the science of geometry and mathematics to antenna development, the space-filling and multi-level properties of Fractus’ antenna technology delivers increased antenna performance and reduced antenna size with optimum multi-band functionality
Technology
Fractus has pioneered the use of geometry-based antenna design and development to deliver antenna technology that reduces antenna size, enables multi-band operation and improves antenna performance.

The patented technology enables antennas to be manufactured from standard materials and substrates, using standard processes, accelerating time-market and reducing production costs.

Fractus employs an experienced and highly qualified team of antenna design engineers committed to continual development of Fractus' antenna technology and the commercialization of ground-breaking antenna innovation.
The Story of the Innovation
Milestones
  • 1995
    World's first application for a patent on fractal antennas and MultiFractal Antennas for wireless communications filed by Dr Carles Puente
  • 1998
    Development of multi-triangular dual band fractal antennas for cellular telephony GSM and DCS technology was awarded Grand Prize in the prestigious European Union IST Awards
  • 1999
    Patents for Multilevel Antennas and Interlaced Multiband Antenna Arrays filed worldwide
  • 2001
    First mobile phone pentaband antenna combining GMS900, GSM1800, PCS, UMTS and Bluetooth introduced.
  • 2002
    Fractus selected as supplier to Telefonica for its UMTS base station antennas rollout
  • 2003
    €25 million international venture capital invested in Fractus
  • 2004
    Standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chip antenna technology launched
  • 2005
    Fractus named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum in Davos
  • 2006
    Granted the world's first patent for Antenna-in-Package technology. Launched world's first UWB antenna
  • 2007
    Awarded key space-filling technology patent. Fractus demonstrates FM radio antenna technology and launches VHF antenna technology for mobile TV
  • 2008
    Licensing agreement with Telnet for use of its base station antenna IP. Antenna technology to support Bluetooth, ZigBee and Wi-Fi entered into the markets
  • 2009
    Fractus signs a first licensing deal with a major handset manufacturer
  • 2010
    Global licensing agreements with Motorola and Sharp
  • 2011
    Fractus awarded $23 million judgement in US against Samsung. Licensing agreements signed with major handset manufacturers including LG and RIM
  • 2012
    Fractus awarded a further $15 million for willful infringement in the Samsung case and a $0.60c royalty was applied per unit to post verdict phones
  • 2013
    Fractus passes 100 patents milestone
  • 2014
    Global licensing agreement signed with Samsung. Fractus expands into Japanese and Chinese markets through strategic partnerships
  • 2015
    Global licensing agreement signed with major Japanese and Spanish phone manufacturers. Fractus awarded project by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program no. 674461.
  • 2016
    Global licensing agreement signed with US corporation
Projects
Patents
Fractus has a powerful portfolio of granted patents and patent pending applications relating to antenna technology. With 40+ inventions protected through over 120 patents and patent Applications worldwide, Fractus’ intellectual property is patented and available under license in the US, Europe and Asia.

Recognized by the European Patent Office (EPO) for its innovative development of antenna technology for wireless communications, Fractus’ patents are licensed globally by many of the world’s major device manufacturers.
Awards
  • 2017


    European Inspiring Company Award
  • 2015


    Real Academia de Ingeniería recognizes Fractus as Pioneer in the antenna technology development
  • 2014


    Nomination for the European Patent Office (EPO) Inventor Award
  • 2010


    Communications Award from the Catalan Government
  • 2007


    Elektra European Electronics Industry R&D Award for Antenna-in-Package technology
  • 2006


    Red Herring Top 100 private companies in Europe and Middle East
  • 2005


    World Economic Forum recognizes Fractus as a Technology Pioneer in the wireless industry
  • 2004


    Frost & Sullivan Award for European Technology Innovation
  • 2003


    Tornado Insider Top 100 emerging private tech companies in Europe
  • 2000


    Col·legi Oficial d’Enginyers Tècnics de Telecomunicacions recognizes Fractus as an innovative company
  • 1998


    IST Grand Prize awarded for the Dual Multi-triangular Antennas for GSM and DCS cellular telephony
Partnering
Fractus is driving R&D in antenna design. To complement this, we partner with technology leaders and Intellectual Property organizations to foster an environment where innovation can flourish, new antenna technology invented and investments in R&D rewarded.
Business Partners
Fractus Antennas
IP Europe