Technical Press Releases

Laird Launches the First Fully Integrated ‘Connected Car’ Platform for the Global Auto Industry

11 May 2018

“MAX” delivers secure, next-gen modular, scalable connectivity solution for vehicle gateways

LONDON, May 11, 2018 – With the global connected car market expected to skyrocket over the next five years, technology leader Laird (LRD: London) is launching the auto industry’s first fully integrated and scalable module for secure mobile connectivity and automotive ethernet for reliable Internet use inside and outside the vehicle, the company announced today.

Laird MAX (Modular Automotive Connectivity Solution), which is being...

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Laird announces sale of stake in Model Solution

10 May 2018

Laird PLC today announces the disposal of its 51% stake in Model Solution, its South Korea-based prototyping business, to global tire company Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.

Model Solution, based in Seoul, specializes in designing and manufacturing prototypes, with expertise in precision prototyping, design support, tooling, low volume manufacturing and 3D printing. It services a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical and industrial.

Laird acquired its 51% shareholding in April 2014. The transaction is subject to South Korean regulatory approvals. Assuming satisfaction of all closing conditions and approvals, the transaction is expected to close...

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General Motors Recognizes Laird for Performance, Quality, and Innovation

30 Apr 2018
GM Supplier of the Year Award


DETROIT, April 30, 2018 – Laird (LRD: London) was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony Friday, April 20, in Orlando, Florida.

GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.

This is the sixth time Laird has received the award.

“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the...

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Laird Collaborates with Amazon Web Services on IoT Analytics Service

25 Apr 2018

April 25, 2018 Laird (LRD: London), a global technology leader, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to pair Laird’s simple-to-deploy Internet of Things (IoT) sensor solutions with AWS IoT Analytics, it was announced today.

AWS IoT Analytics is a fully-managed service that makes it easy to run sophisticated analytics on massive volumes of IoT data without having to worry about the cost and complexity typically required to build IoT analytics platforms. It also enables better and more accurate decisions for...

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Laird Launches Wireless ‘Safe-E-Stop’ in Europe for Emergency Shutdowns in Manufacturing, Automated Production Line Environments

19 Apr 2018
Wireless Safe E-Stop

HANNOVER, Germany, April 19, 2018 – Seconds matter when it comes to manufacturing and production line mishaps that can injure workers or damage equipment, especially in fast-paced, heavily automated environments.

And, while hard-wired emergency-stop push button devices -- or “e-stops” – are the required solution to shutting down a production or manufacturing line, the arrival of wireless control technology for e-stop buttons now allows greater worker mobility and a faster response time in the event of a line emergency.

Laird (LRD: London) announced today that its’ wireless...

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Recommended offer for Laird PLC

01 Mar 2018

London, UK - 1st March 2018

Today the boards of Advent International and Laird plc have announced they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of Laird.  The bidder is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of funds managed by Advent International Corporation.

Tony Quinlan’s, Chief Executive of Laird commented: 

Laird’s history goes back almost 200 years and the business has evolved over that time into the global engineering company of today. I believe for its next chapter, Laird will benefit from private hands as it further strengthens its business model and looks to the future.

Commenting on the Acquisition,...

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Laird Announces New Bluetooth 5 Series for Unmatched Multi Wireless Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread (802.15.4), and NFC Connectivity

23 Feb 2018

LONDON, February 15, 2018 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) today announced a new Bluetooth 5 series that enables vital performance improvements with up to four times’ the range and twice the data throughput, opening up new product opportunities for industrial, medical, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Laird’s new BL654 Series builds upon its field-proven BL600 and BL652 series, reducing engineering burden and design risk, and speeding time-to-market when integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), as well as Thread (802.15.4) and NFC capabilities into an...

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06 Feb 2018


BARCELONA, SPAIN, 2018 – Global connectivity leader Laird (LRD: London) will be showcasing several first-of-their-kind wireless connectivity solutions at this month’s Mobile World Congress 2018, February 26- March 1, 2018 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona Spain, it was announced today.

Mobile World Congress 2018, a global premier mobile industry event will feature in-depth seminars and keynote presentations from industry experts, and exhibits that showcase cutting-edge mobile technologies, products and services. One highlight of...

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Laird White Paper Examines How Microwave Absorber Placement Solution Helps Reduce Electromagnetic Interference

12 Jan 2018

January 4, 2018 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has published a white paper containing evidence why effective placement of microwave absorbers can meet design requirements of today’s thinner, smaller, cramped-for-space mobile devices and other densely configured systems.

In it, Laird, an electronic component manufacturer, describes testing which suggests correct absorber placement at the board level can reduce the disruptive effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiation or “noise” without causing a deterioration of the digital signal of the link....

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Laird’s Thermoelectric Modules Deliver Precise Laser Diode Cooling

07 Dec 2017

Designed for laser diodes, infrared detectors, pump lasers and optical transceivers, the OptoTEC thermoelectric module offers superior heat pumping capability in a smaller and lighter footprint…

December 7, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has developed a thermoelectric module (TEM) that accommodates a laser diode butterfly package. Primarily used to stabilize the temperature of sensitive optical components in telecom and photonics industries, the miniature OptoTEC Series is designed for applications that have lower cooling...
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