Ultrasphere Garners Award for Innovative Advancement in Wireless Antennas


Laird Technologies, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding products, telematics and thermal management solutions, today announced it was honored with an Electronic Products’ Product of the Year award for its Ultrasphere CAF94895 in-building wireless antenna.

The editors of Electronic Products – a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers – evaluated thousands of products launched in 2006 on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application and substantial achievement in price and performance. The Ultrasphere demonstrated success in the wireless antenna market because it is so small it can be hidden almost anywhere. The Ultrasphere provides an invisible solution for many applications. It’s omnidirectional pattern is suited to a variety of uses such as in-building systems or other applications where mobility is a factor.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Electronic Products,” said Craig Somach, Director of Sales. “We are proud of our Ultrasphere product because of its unique capabilities and we appreciate having it recognized throughout the wireless industry. I also want to thank our Laird Technologies engineering team for their contributions enabling such a successful product launch."

The 2006 Product of the Year awards were announced in the January 2007 issue of Electronic Products ( with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. 2006 marks the 31st 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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