RadioAnt Antenna Garners Award for Innovative Advancement in Mobile Handset Antennas


Laird Technologies, a global leader of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it was honored with the Product of the Year award from Electronic Products Magazine for its RadioAnt Antenna.  

The editors of Electronic Products – a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers – evaluated thousands of products launched in 2007 on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. The RadioAnt demonstrated success in mobile handset antennas by enabling an FM antenna solution that can be incorporated directly inside a mobile handset device.

“Laird Technologies’ RadioAnt Antenna is the industry’s first miniature internal antenna circuit combination to provide FM, impedance matching and signal amplification all in one,” said Ralph Raiola, editor of Electronic Products. “The RadioAnt eliminates the cord-antenna solution with its ability to be placed inside mobile devices such as cell phones, MP3 players and even gaming devices, making this antenna truly unique in the industry.”

In September 2007, Laird Technologies introduced the Activv Antenna as the next generation antenna to replace the RadioAnt Antenna. The Activv Antenna offers the same functionality as the RadioAnt but offers improved performance, improved sensitivity, and a smaller size.

The 2007 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2008 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. 2007 marks the 32nd anniversary of Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year” Awards, which began recognizing the best products in the industry in 1977.

About Laird Technologies, Inc. 

Laird Technologies designs and supplies customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 14,000 employees in more than 40 facilities located in 14 countries.


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