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Antenova appoints Tom Newman General Manager of Asia

31 May 2005
Industry veteran brings regional expertise to accelerate market penetration of Antenova’s HDA™ antennas and RADIONOVA® radio antenna modules

Cambridge, UK, May 31, 2005 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated RF solutions company, announced today that it has appointed Tom Newman as General Manager of Asia. An industry veteran and long term resident of China and Taiwan, Newman will establish Antenova’s operations in Asia and increase it’s presence in the world’s largest mobile phone market.

“Tom is a seasoned executive with extensive management experience in Asia,” said Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “His experience in the antenna industry and unique insight gained from living and working in China will bring huge benefits to Antenova’s global strategy. Tom will be instrumental in pushing Antenova’s patented HDA™ technology and RADIONOVA products into this high growth market. I am delighted to welcome Tom to our management team.”

“Asia is an extremely important market for Antenova,” stated Newman. “Antenova’s highly efficient HDA™ antennas and RADIONOVA radio antenna modules can enable OEMs and ODMs based in Asia to more rapidly develop mobile devices and compete in the world market – whether it be mobile phones, wireless PDAs or laptop computers. I am happy to be establishing Antenova’s presence in the Asian markets and being closer to our customers & suppliers.”

Newman has more than 15 years of international management experience in the electronics industry and has spent the past 8 years in general management roles in Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China (PRC). Newman was previously General Manager of SAWTEK (Tianjin) Electronics Co. Ltd, a TriQuint Company, and responsible for setting up the testing facility in TEDA Tianjin. Previous to that he was General Manager of Galtronics Tianjin Ltd., responsible for all facets of the Chinese operational subsidiary of Galtronics Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of antennas and other wireless components for the cellular and mobile communications industry. Newman has also held management roles in Motorola Energy Systems Group and Delphi, General Motors. He is a highly regarded consultant, providing expertise in manufacturing and ODM licensing, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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