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March 05, 2012

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products Acquired by Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies Inc. recently confirmed that it had acquired Microwave Materials Group (“MMG”), which is the holding company of Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products. Laird Technologies (News - Alert) specializes in offering products and services that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat.

In a release, Michael Sutsko, president of Laird Technologies Performance Materials Division said, “Electronic devices are always evolving into smaller, more powerful products so the shielding requirements continue to change. MMG broadens the range of products we can offer our existing customers as well as expands our customer base.”

Laird Technologies’ impressive EMI solutions product offering will now be able to offer the full range of MMG products. Some of the key products include ECCOSORB, microwave absorbing materials; ECCOSTOCK dielectric materials for low loss RF and microwave applications; ECCOSHIELD electrically conductive sheets, caulks, adhesives and coatings and ECCOPAD.

MMG will now become part of Laird Technologies’ EMI Solutions Business. These new products will enable Laird Technologies to expand its customer base in the wireless and satellite communications; RFID and medical markets; military and aerospace and automotive markets.

Naoto Mizuta, vice president and general manager of Laird Technologies’ EMI Solutions business unit said, “Laird Technologies already has a strong position in the field of EMI solutions and the addition Emerson (News - Alert) & Cuming’s engineering and technology expertise as well their established product brands, allows us to build on our existing EMI business.”

Emerson & Cuming’s revenues for the year ending on 31st December 2011 was close to $20M which showed a growth rate of more than 20 percent when compared to the year ending on 31st December 2010.

Peter Van Der Weyer, chairman of MMG said, “Laird’s global presence and outstanding customer base will provide the ideal platform for Emerson & Cuming’s technology and product capability, which is increasingly required to deal with EMI issues as electronic devices grow more powerful and prolific.”

In other news, Laird Technologies recently announced the release of its new APG BT (News - Alert) W400 wireless access point gateway. For the purpose of remote data acquisition and control, the APG is designed to act as a network node and can bridge most common types of wireless, network, and serial data protocols.

It is an ideal product solution for the M2M market segment, particularly Bluetooth Point of Sale (POS), scanners, and handheld devices for retail and healthcare applications. 

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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