Laird Technologies Named as 2009 Top 100 M2M Companies

Selected for Third Consecutive Year as Influential M2M Solutions Provider


Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized, performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, was chosen in a global selection as one of the Top 100 M2M companies for 2009 by M2M Magazine, the voice of the machine-to-machine industry.

“The M2M Top 100 Directory gives industry stakeholders a look at the companies providing the best-of-the-best of what machine-to-machine technology offers,” said Mike Carrozzo, Chief Editor of M2M Magazine. “These are the companies that provide the cutting-edge technology that’s enhancing the practices of businesses in which M2M is deployed.”

The Top 100 is a list of the most important and influential machine-to-machine solution providers as determined by the editors of M2M Magazine and its editorial advisory board. Companies are chosen through an exhaustive selection process based on criteria including strength and number of customer references, strength of product/service portfolio, strength of business model, establishment and active involvement in the M2M market, and growth potential.

Laird Technologies is very active in the M2M market, offering the widest range of high-performance wireless modules utilizing Bluetooth™, ZigBee™, 802.11, and proprietary wireless technologies, as well as integrated antennas and electronic components. The company’s broad selection of M2M products provides solutions for the automotive, telematics, healthcare, ePOS, retail, finance, and security, as well as asset management markets.

“It’s an honor to be included in this list for a third consecutive year,” said Mike Coletta, Laird Technologies’ Director of Sales and Product Management. “Our product offerings continue to steadily evolve from wireless modules to integrated devices that make it easy for M2M providers to deploy solutions.”

“As we witness the stabilization of the M2M space, we are experiencing the powerful impact of machine-to-machine technology across the globe,” said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director of M2M Magazine. “The companies appearing on the M2M 100 this year represent the foundation of the M2M community, demonstrating how this industry is truly taking shape.”

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 10,000 people in 38 facilities located in 14 countries.


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