Barcelona, 13 December 2007 – Fractus, the pioneer developer of fractal antenna technology, today announced it has won the R&D category of the Elektra European Electronics Awards for its antenna-in-package technology (AiP). The Elektra Awards were presented on Dec. 12th at a gala dinner at the Hilton Park Lane, London.
Fractus was singled out for applying the modern science of fractal mathematics and geometries to the development of an antenna that is part of the PCB, enabling electronics manufacturers to wireless-enable any device without needing to establish an RF department and expend significant funds and time developing a device-specific antenna and integrating the antenna into each device.
“It is a real honour to receive this award from Electronics Weekly, which has a longstanding reputation of recognising leadership in the electronics industry,” said Ruben Bonet, CEO of Fractus. “This has been a great year for Fractus and we have recently achieved the milestone of being granted our 51st patent family. This award is an acknowledgement of Fractus’ focus on R&D and the talent of our team for developing inventions that are changing the face of the electronics industry.”
The award was open to innovations from across Europe in hardware and software, and short-listed companies included industry leaders Freescale Semiconductor and Polymertronics. Entrants were invited to demonstrate how they implemented an R&D programme to achieve a specific goal. Equally important in this regard was the creation of intellectual property (IP) which offered a specific design benefit.
More information about the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2007 is available at: www.electronicsweekly.com/elektra