LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES' ANTENNA DIVISION IS KEY ENABLER OF HANDSET TECHNOLOGY CONVERGENCE

April 5, 2006, 1:00 am

Company With More Than One Billion Handset Antenna Shipments Emphasizes Importance of Working with OEMs, Service Carriers

St. Louis, MO., USA — (April 5, 2006) — Centurion Wireless Technologies (a unit of Laird Technologies), a leading global supplier of custom-designed and manufactured antenna and power products for wireless handsets, data devices and networks, highlighted today the importance of joining together with service carriers and OEMs to successfully produce more powerful handset devices from inception to completion.

“Today’s consumers want more and more content on their electronic handsets, increasing the demand for advanced technology,” said Steve Bowles, vice president, Antenna sales, Laird Technologies. “Therefore, it is critical for service carriers, OEMs and leading antenna manufacturers to co-develop, from a project’s beginning, the advanced antenna specifications to meet the rapidly rising requirements for superior handset technology.”

In addition, Laird Technologies, a principal designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management and wireless antenna solutions, is uniquely positioned to offer customers complete antenna, thermal and shielding solutions through an unmatched global engineering and manufacturing network.

High-performance video, digital camera, FM radio, data and voice technologies all receive frequencies through handsets. Antenna companies provide customers with radio frequency identification, FM radio, DVB-H, cellular, Bluetooth and other capabilities to enhance user experiences. Centurion Wireless Technologies’ engineering expertise, testing options and radio frequency assist carriers and OEMs who need help in these areas. The St. Louis based company has shipped more than one billion handset antennas to the world’s top handset manufacturers, ODMs/OEMs, contract manufacturers and design houses since 1991.

“Our vertically integrated approach and worldwide subassembly and logistical operations allow customers to reduce the number of suppliers they use, which brings them greater control over their designs and decreases time to market while reducing costs,” Bowles said.

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference [EMI] shielding, telematics, thermal management 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
Phone 1 + (800) 843-4556, 1 + (314) 344-9300
Fax 1 + (314) 344-9333
Internet www.lairdtech.com
E-mail sales@lairdtech.com