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Company Listed as a Top 100 M2M Technology Provider

Laird Technologies Named to the 2012 CW 100 by Connected World Magazine

(PresseBox) (St. Louis, Missouri, USA, ) 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 2012 CW 100 by Connected World magazine.

The 2012 CW 100 is a prestigious list of the most innovative providers of M2M technology and connected devices. This year's listing was published in the Nov/Dec issue of Connected World, and represents the top companies that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in connectivity.

"Each year as M2M gains in popularity, industry stalwarts work to entrench themselves into the connected devices industry and CW 100," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. "As the market continues to grow, the fight to find a position on the CW 100 becomes increasingly more challenging, yet desirable."

The list provides a guide to the companies making a difference in connected devices and M2M, as chosen by the editors of Connected World magazine. From those that have long established their expertise to organizations just emerging in the market, the CW 100 is made up of innovative companies that are leading the charge when it comes to M2M.

"Laird Technologies takes great pride in being named to the 2012 CW 100 by Connected World magazine," said Mike Coletta, Laird Technologies Director of Sales, Telematics & Wireless M2M. "By being named to this distinguished list, Laird Technologies continues to exhibit its dedication and commitment in providing embedded systems with innovative and industry-leading wireless and M2M solutions for whatever their applications demand."

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.

"The CW 100 gives us a look at which companies are helping to bring the most sought-after devices to the world," said Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World. "Whether they are developing business solutions or consumer products, these companies are really pushing the envelope regarding what is possible with M2M technology."

Laird Technologies is active in the wireless M2M market, offering the widest range of high-performance wireless modules utilizing Bluetooth® technology, as well as integrated antennas and electronic components. The company's broad selection of 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 is the definitive resource on connectivity trends and mobile lifestyles. The magazine and Website are the authoritative voice that set the direction for influential individuals looking to take innovation and emerging technology to the next level. By shaping the way readers embrace connected devices, Connected World helps make the present look more like the future.

Laird Technologies GmbH

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 antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls 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, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 49 facilities located in 16 countries.

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