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Antenova Expands RF Design Capability

13 December 2006
Leading Integrated Antenna Solutions Company Announces Plans for R&D Center in the US in Q1 2007

Cambridge, UK, December 13, 2006 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna solutions company, announced today that it has acquired the radio frequency (RF) design engineering team from a U.S. based developer of advanced RF power amplifiers for mobile handsets. Antenova further announced plans for an R&D center in the Chicago area in the first quarter of 2007.

"The addition of this highly experienced RF design team enables Antenova to accelerate the development of our full range of RADIONOVA® integrated radio antenna modules for mobile devices and underpins our strategy for moving up the RF component value chain,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Our OEM & ODM customers have been very interested in our progress and have been providing input and direction into our development program. Having this RF expertise in-house allows us to move forward and complete the RF integration (e.g., front end module, power amplifier, transceiver, etc) with the antenna and get RADIONOVA modules into the market more quickly.”

This is a major advance for Antenova as it aggressively expands from delivering embedded antennas to providing integrated radio antenna modules for the mobile device markets. Antenova's RADIONOVA product line not only includes a stable, high performing, multiband platform antenna, but also the radio components optimized and integrated into a single package that lowers the overall OEM development costs while improving radio and antenna performance with lower power consumption.

 “We have spent a lot of time looking all over the world for an experienced team of RF designers to complement our leading antenna design teams. We are very impressed with the capabilities of these engineers and scientists, and particularly their insight into optimizing RF circuits with antennas," said Simon Kingsley, Chief Scientist of Antenova.

McCray added, “We are also establishing a full Design & Support Center in the Chicago area to house the new team and grow our operations in the US. The new design and support center will complement our North American sales organisation already established in California and Texas.”

 

About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antenna solutions for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers. Antenova’s patented High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®) and balanced antenna technology enable integrated antenna solutions and radio antenna modules that are smaller, higher in efficiency, operate across multiple bands and offer more robust performance for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop applications and peripheral devices. Antenova’s high performance integrated antenna solutions along with the gigaNOVA® range of 2.4 and 5 GHz antennas enable rapid product development, from the R&D stage through to manufacturing and quality control. Antenova’s antenna products are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth®, Wibree and Zigbee™.