Laird Technologies Acquires Centurion Wireless Technologies

April 10, 2005, 1:00 am

St. Louis, Mo. (April 10, 2005) - Laird Technologies together with its parent, The Laird Group PLC, recently purchased Centurion Wireless Technologies, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and all related subsidiaries.

Centurion is the market leader in the design and manufacture of antennas and battery packs for mobile phone handsets, land mobile radios, automotive telematics systems, WiFi networks, satellite communication systems and a variety of other applications. Centurion has design and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Sweden, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Korea.

As commented by Martin Rapp, Laird Technologies CEO, "Putting Centurion and Laird Technologies together makes a lot of sense. Each company gains access to a broadened customer base and we have greater mass so that we can continue to improve service to our customers globally. As both companies are leaders in dealing with the control of radiated electromagnetic waves in electronic devices we expect to be able to develop valuable new products by putting the two companies together."

Gary Kuck, CEO and founder of Centurion stated, "We have been asked by our customers to provide a wider range of products, just in time, anywhere in the world. Laird Technologies and Centurion were strong companies on their own, and will be even stronger together."

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference [EMI] shielding materials, thermal interface products, and wireless antenna solutions for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment industries.

For additional information or the name of your nearest Laird Technologies’ representative:

Laird Technologies
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