Ethertronics EtherSmart LTE 1.0™ Phone Adaptive Antenna™ Solution Nominated for GSMA Global Mobile Awards in Best Technology Breakthrough Category


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 26, 2012– Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today announced its EtherSmart LTE 1.0 Phone Adaptive Antenna solution has been nominated for the GSMA 2012 Global Mobile Awards in the Best Technology Breakthrough category. As part of its active antenna systems portfolio, EtherSmart LTE 1.0 is being recognized for its ability to meet global wireless carrier and OEM specifications for the challenging industrial designs that exist for LTE mobile phones.

EtherSmart LTE 1.0, a Phone Adaptive Antenna system solution, uses Active Impedance Matching techniques to enable a 50 percent reduction in physical antenna volume while maintaining optimal performance and consistent connection to the network. The additional space can be used to add more components for increased functionality. Alternatively, these techniques can be used to cover a wider bandwidth in the same antenna volume. In addition, for OEMs, time-to-market is reduced since EtherSmart LTE 1.0 is able to dynamically re-tune itself when changes are made to the device during the design process. Significantly reducing the antenna design process allows OEMs to save time and money in bringing products to market. This solution includes patented tuning capabilities that result in better phone performance – even in the smallest of form factors and independent of how a person holds their phone. EtherSmart LTE 1.0 is unique in that no other solution like it is available on the market.

“We are thrilled that our EtherSmart LTE 1.0 Phone Adaptive Antenna Solution is being honored by the GSMA,” said Laurent Desclos, president and CEO of Ethertronics. “This acknowledgement validates our vision that active antenna system solutions are the future of mobile devices. This is the first generation of our active antenna systems portfolio with much more innovation to come. Our global team is dedicated to developing innovative solutions for next-generation networks such as 4G LTE and beyond.”

“Reflecting the intensity of competition and innovation across the mobile ecosystem, we saw a record 600 entries and an exceptionally high quality field of contenders vying for this year’s Global Mobile Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “It is a significant achievement to have made the shortlist, and our warmest congratulations go to all the nominees. We look forward to the unveiling of the winners at the Mobile World Congress next month.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The Global Mobile Awards are the most highly sought after awards in the global communications industry. Established in 1996, the Awards attract entries from across the world and are judged by a panel of independent, highly respected experts. They are presented at the Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual gathering of around 60,000 senior industry leaders, executives, media, analysts and influencers.


About Ethertronics

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Ethertronics is a technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system 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™ (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.