Published on March 8, 2006

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Acquisition Expands Antenna Product Portfolio for Portable and Light Infrastructure Products

St. Louis, MO USA (March 8, 2006) – Laird Technologies, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials, thermal management products and wireless antenna solutions, announced today they have acquired Antenex, Inc.

Antenex designs and manufactures antennas and accessory products primarily for the US market, for applications in communications for the defense, public safety, transportation, satellite and medical sectors. Located in Glendale Heights, Illinois, Antenex and its 90 plus employees have established themselves as a world class supplier to a fast growing market.

"Our related business is organized around support of the OEM channel, while Antenex is more focused on the distributor channel and public safety", says Martin Rapp, CEO of Laird Technologies. “and the combination of the businesses results in a company with a broader product line and broader channel coverage.”

Don Cislo, President of Antenex added, “We have worked with Centurion, then Laird Technologies, for many years. We are excited to now be on the same team, and have access to an expanded product base and operating sites."

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference [EMI] shielding, telematics, thermal management and wireless antenna solutions for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment industries.

For additional information or the name of your nearest Laird Technologies’ representative:

Laird Technologies
Phone 1 + (800) 843-4556, 1 + (314) 344-9300
Fax 1 + (314) 344-9333