Laird Technologies Named to the 2010 CW 100 by Connected World Magazine

Published on October 7, 2010

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Company Listed as a Top 100 M2M Innovative Technology Provider

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – October 7, 2010 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced that it has been named to the 2010 CW 100 by Connected World magazine.

The 2010 CW 100 is a prestigious list of the most innovative technology providers of M2M and connected devices. This year’s listing was published in the November issue of Connected World. It represents the top companies demonstrating market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in connectivity. Chosen by the editors of Connected World magazine, the list provides a guide to the companies truly making a difference in connected devices and M2M.

“The endless demand that we are currently seeing for connected devices, across multiple verticals, has a significant effect on the level of competition we will see in the marketplace. In order to stay competitive, companies must display considerable innovation, strength, and staying-power, traits you can find throughout the CW 100,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. “Now the challenge to these companies is to persist in moving forward, adapt to this ever-changing climate, and continue to rise to the occasion.”

Companies appearing on the CW 100 are chosen from a selection of hundreds of firms, both private and publicly traded. The criteria for the listing include sales and earnings growth, contribution to the connected devices space, and innovation in multiple markets served during the past 12 months. Companies must also have more than $10 million in annual revenue and have good standing in the marketplace.

“Laird Technologies is very proud to be named to the 2010 CW 100 by Connected World magazine,” said Randy Andreen, Laird Technologies Vice President and General Manager, Telematics & Wireless M2M. “By being named to this prestigious list, Laird Technologies continues to show its dedication and commitment to embedded systems by providing innovative and industry-leading wireless and M2M solutions.”

The connected devices marketplace continues to flourish. Despite the current state of the economy, technology-conscious consumers have continued to pursue connected gadgets and smart phones, and this bodes well for the members of the CW 100, whether they are supplying those connected devices, or providing the technology that powers them.

“The reach of connected devices and gadgets is increasing at an exponential rate. Consumers and professionals consistently have access to solutions that can increase productivity, promote green living, and even entertain,” said Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World. “The members of the 2010 CW 100 are the companies bringing these solutions to market, and deserve to be recognized for their vision and determination.”

Laird Technologies is active in the wireless M2M market, offering a wide range of solutions including M2M devices, wireless modules including Bluetooth® and Proprietary RF technologies, as well as asset tracking antennas. The company’s broad selection of wireless M2M products provides solutions for the automotive, telematics, healthcare, EPOS, retail, finance, and security, as well as asset management markets.

About Connected World Magazine

Connected World magazine is the advisor to upwardly mobile professionals and today's technology-conscious consumers. As the authorial voice that covers everything a reader needs to know when it comes to innovation, the chief objective of Connected World is to be informative, yet fun, for the aspired, driven, and the influential.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.

Contact Information

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