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Antenova Names Nigel Litchfield as New Chairman of the Board

02 March 2005
Former Nokia Senior VP Joins Integrated RF Solutions Company

Cambridge, UK, March 2, 2005 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated RF solutions company, announced today that it has appointed Nigel Litchfield as Chairman of the Board, replacing former chairman Dr Peter Radley. Nokia veteran and former President of Vertu, Litchfield brings with him a strong history of product innovation and international market development to support Antenova’s global strategy.

"Nigel is an experienced executive with particular strength in product strategy and international management within the mobile phone industry,” said Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Nigel brings with him a wealth of experience in creating new markets and building infrastructure to sustain growth. We are delighted to welcome Nigel to Antenova’s Board as Chairman and to share his strategic insight and experiences."

"Antenova’s exceptional development and management teams are working to bring the best antenna and RF antenna modules to the market," stated Litchfield. "With shrinking margins and development times, there is a rapidly growing demand for modular RF solutions to make integration easier, quicker and less costly for mobile handsets and laptop computers. Antenova has developed the RADIONOVA range of integrated radio antenna modules to meet this market need and are well position to become a dominant player. I look forward to working with the team, bringing my management and market development experience to help Antenova to the next phase of growth.”

With more than 14 years of executive and product management experience within Nokia Mobile Phones, Litchfield most recently served as President of Vertu, the wholly owned luxury mobile phone subsidiary of Nokia. He was involved in defining the initial strategy for Vertu to launching the first 2 product ranges and setting up distribution in over 20 countries. Prior to Vertu, he was Senior VP Nokia Mobile Phones responsible for APAC region based in Singapore and Hong Kong, where he established Nokia as the leading brand in Asia. Additional previous roles held were Senior VP Global Product Marketing, MD Nokia Mobile Phones UK and he was a member of the Nokia Mobile Phones Board for over 10 years.

McCray added his gratitude to Dr. Radley, who has stepped down from his position as chairman. McCray said, “Dr Radley’s contributions to Antenova have been instrumental in seeing Antenova’s transition from a diverse antenna company to a focused market led RF antenna solutions company. I am happy that Dr Radley will maintain a strong involvement with Antenova through his seat on our Science and Technology Advisory Board.”

"In serving as Antenova’s chairman for almost three years, it has been a great pleasure to be part of the Antenova team, evolving from a technology driven company to becoming a market leader with its patented HDA™ antenna products for cellular and WiFi products,” stated Dr Peter Radley. “I am proud of Antenova’s technical achievements and commercial successes and am extremely confident of their continued success.”

About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of High Dielectric Antenna (HDA™) technology and integrated radio antenna products. Antenova provides antennas that are smaller, higher in efficiency and offer more robust performance for mobile handsets, PC cards and laptop applications. Antenova’s integrated RF antenna solutions enable rapid product development, from the R&D stage through to manufacturing and quality control. Antenova’s products are suitable for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth markets. For further information, please visit


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