Antenova expands sales channels with GigaAnt purchase - Embedded.com

Antenova expands sales channels with GigaAnt purchase

LONDON — Antenova has acquired the GigaAnt short range wireless antenna business from Perlos Corporation. The deal will provide an extended global sales channel for Antenova’s High Dielectric Antenna (HDA) technology and RADIONOVA radio antenna modules and broaden Antenova’s product portfolio.

GigaAnt (Lund, Sweden) develops antennas for short range wireless devices used in Bluetooth, WiFi and WiMedia applications. It was founded by Moteco 1999, then one of the world's leading suppliers of terminal antennas for mobile phone, which became part of Perlos (Vantaa, Finland) in 2001.

Greg McCray, CEO Antenova (Cambridge, U.K.), said, “The GigaAnt purchase enables us to give our customers access to a broader range of standard off-the-shelf antennas, which means faster time to market with an already field-proven antenna solution. The acquisition is part of Antenova’s strategy to focus growth in all the major global markets for mobile and data devices.”

Ric Roetering, vice president of sales and marketing, Perlos Corporation, added, “We believe GigaAnt’s high quality and cost effective products are complimentary to Antenova’s innovative HDA antennas and RADIONOVA radio antenna module products. This deal allows Perlos to focus on its core business; e.g. design, manufacture and assembly of mechanical and electronic modules, including customized RF solutions, and opens the door for future cooperation between our companies in standard off-the-shelf antennas.”

In January the company closed a $12 million Series C funding round whiloe in March Nigel Litchfield, a Nokia veteran and former president of Vertu, replaced Dr Peter Radley as chairman of Antenova.

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