gigaAnt - subsidiary of Hexagon Wireless - has as the first European antenna company been certified as Bluetooth Solutio

gigaAnt - subsidiary of Hexagon Wireless - has as the first European antenna company been certified as Bluetooth Solution Provider by Ericsson Microelectronics Ericsson Microelectronics AB has certified gigaAnt AB (Hexagon Wireless) as a Bluetooth Solution Provider of antennas for Bluetooth@ applications. gigaAnt is the first European antenna company that has been certified and the second globally. The goal of Ericsson Microelectronics is to put Bluetooth solutions within the reach of everyone wanting to implement this revolutionary technology into their products. To accomplish this, Ericsson is creating a global competency resource called the Certified Bluetooth Solution Providers program. "gigaAnt has been working closely with Ericsson for a long time developing different kinds of antenna solutions. Being certified as a Bluetooth Solution Provider is a confirmation that our collaboration has been rewarding. The certification of gigaAnt also makes it easier for other companies to identify an antenna partner fast and thereby decrease time-to-market", says Ric Roetering, vice president at gigaAnt. gigaAnt gigaAnt is a start-up company with a focus on optimum antenna solutions for the 2.4 GHz band. Within three years the company aims to become the preferred antenna partner worldwide for companies moving into Bluetooth technology. gigaAnt was founded by Moteco, one of the world's leading manufacturers of antennas for mobile phones, with customers such as Ericsson, Siemens and Philips. For more than 35 years Moteco has been developing and manufacturing antennas. Both gigaAnt and Moteco are part of Hexagon Wireless, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Hexagon) and has an annual turnover of SEK 6 billion. For more information please contact: Patrik Byhmer Director Marketing & Sales gigaAnt +46 70 357 21 64 BLUETOOTH is a trademark owned by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/04/20001204BIT00220/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/04/20001204BIT00220/bit0002.pdf

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