Facility in Bangalore, India to develop novel materials for electronic products


Laird Technologies, leaders in design and supply of customized performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications, announces today the establishment of a Corporate Research Laboratory in Bangalore, India.

“We are very excited about the addition of our Bangalore-based Corporate Research Laboratory and look to achieve significant return on this new investment in technical capability.” commented Marty Rapp, CEO of Laird Technologies.  “This investment is a further enhancement of the technical value that Laird Technologies provides to our customers”

The focus of the new laboratory will be in development of novel materials and for use in electronic components and systems.  A broad range of technical specialists, including physicists, chemists, and material scientists will be recruited in coming months to staff the laboratory. These technical specialists will augment Laird Technologies’ global engineering and technology staff of over 400.

The facility is located in the International Technology Park (ITPL) in Bangalore.  Dr. B. K. Chandrasekhar has been appointed Director of the Bangalore Laboratory, coming to Laird Technologies from General Electric where he held a similar position. The Laird Technologies laboratory shares Bangalore as a home along with many major technology companies and will serve as the technical hub for the Company as it expands in India.
“We have strong R&D organizations in each of our businesses”, said Rick Rothenberger, Technology Vice President of Laird Technologies, “and we will continue to drive innovation within our businesses via dedicated R&D teams. Our new Corporate Research Laboratory will focus on longer-term research in materials and products that will enable step-change improvements in our current and future products as well as develop products that are multifunctional in nature.”

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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