Laird Technologies Partners with Sprint

August 12, 2010

The joint marketing agreement allows the companies to refer customers to each other, increasing both the range of M2M products and services they can offer and the customer base they can serve.

St. Louis, MO -- Laird Technologies Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sprint.

This joint marketing agreement allows each company to refer customers to one another where appropriate. Each company will be able to provide their customers with increased options by leveraging the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and services of the other company. Laird Technologies offers a portfolio of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)–based smart antennas, which can enhance the range, reliability, and capacity of any M2M solution deployed by Sprint's customers.

"As we continue to expand our M2M efforts at Sprint, we are pleased to partner with innovative companies like Laird Technologies," said Wayne Ward, Vice President of Emerging Solutions, Sprint. "We believe this collaborative approach to the M2M space will provide customers with the options they need to be successful and deliver the best possible products."

"Laird Technologies is excited to be entering a partnership with Sprint," said Mike Renft, Laird Technologies Regional Sales Manager, Telematics & Wireless M2M. "This agreement provides Laird Technologies the opportunity to deliver innovative M2M solutions to a broader base of customers and their products, while increasing the options and services of all parties involved."

About Laird Technologies
Laird Technologies Inc. is active in the wireless M2M market, offering a wide range of solutions, including M2M devices, wireless modules—including Bluetooth and proprietary radio frequency (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.

The company designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. It is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna solutions, as well as 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.

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