Laird Technologies Introduces New EMI Gemini™ Product Line

New EMI Multi-Extrusion Elastomer Shielding Gasket Offers Lower Deflection at a More Cost-Effective Price


St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 13, 2009 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced the release of its new family of multi-extrusion shielding gaskets, EMI Gemini™.

The new EMI Gemini product line is a convergence of a thin, electrically-conductive filler elastomer gasket layer and an inner, non-conductive silicone coated core gasket. The conductive material portion of the gasket, usually loaded with silver, aluminum, nickel or copper is greatly reduced due to the substitution of the silicone core. The reduction of the conductive material lowers the total cost. Extruded in various sizes and profiles, the gasket retains strong EMI protection performance with a lower deflection while sealing against environmental influences such as moisture and dust.

This combination with the multi-extrusion of silicones in many applications optimizes the performance-to-cost ratio to the fullest extent by leveraging material costs and extending the longevity of the assemblies.

“The EMI Gemini multi-extrusion elastomer gasket raises the bar on the industry standard for EMI shielding,” stated Scott Stephan, Laird Technologies EMI Product Director. “It is a more cost-effective solution because it uses fewer precious metals while optimizing performance.”

The EMI Gemini product line is ideal for military, medical, and commercial applications requiring application-specific high shielding requirements.

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures 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, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna 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 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.


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