Ethertronics Wins 2011 CONNECT Most Innovative New Product "MIP" Award

High-Performance Ether(TM)1.2.1 Product Line Recognized for Its Solutions to LTE Challenges; Underscores Ethertronics' Forward-Thinking Innovations for the Global Wireless Market

SAN DIEGO - Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today announced its Ether(TM)1.2.1 product line for LTE Notebooks has been awarded the 2011 CONNECT 24th annual Most Innovative New Product "MIP" Award in the Communications and IT category. As part of its active antenna systems portfolio, Ether 1.2.1 was recognized for its ability to meet global wireless carrier and OEM specifications for the challenging industrial designs that exist for modern LTE notebooks. More than 140 products were nominated for the awards.

"We are honored that our Ether 1.2.1 product line was recognized by CONNECT as the winner of the Communications and IT category," said Laurent Desclos, president and CEO of Ethertronics. "This award underscores the impact that our active antenna systems will have on the wireless market, especially as LTE 4G networks continue to be rolled out across the globe. Our global team remains committed to developing cutting-edge antenna system solutions for next-generation networks and beyond."

Designed to enable notebook computers to support the frequencies required for global LTE operation and specification compliance, the Ether 1.2.1 product line combines years of experience with Ethertronics' patented IMD(TM) antenna design and several advanced antenna system techniques, including active band switching capabilities. Ether 1.2.1 is the only LTE antenna system that can be integrated inside of a notebook by the device manufacturer.

The awards ceremony was held on December 9, 2011 at Hilton Torrey Pines, and attracted more than 850 of San Diego's business leaders, researchers and capital providers. CONNECT is regarded as the world's most successful regional program linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.

About Ethertronics

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Ethertronics is a technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF solutions to deliver the best connected experience for operators, OEMs, and consumers. The company is established in designing and manufacturing high-performance embedded antenna system solutions supporting a wide range of applications. Ethertronics' patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole(TM) (IMD) technology has a legacy as a strong foundation for passive, as well as active antennas designs. Ethertronics' technology has been selected by major customers with worldwide annual shipments well over 100 million annually. Ethertronics maintains a global network of design centers and manufacturing operations. For more information, visit

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