09 Feb 2007

Fractus TVNow™ range of Mobile TV antennas short-listed for GSM Association Award

Barcelona, 9 February 2007 – Fractus, the pioneer developer of fractal antenna technology, today announced its TVNow range of antennas for Mobile TV handsets has been short-listed for the GSM Association (GSMA) 2007 Award for Best Radio Access Product or Service.

TVNow products are the first internal TV antennas available for all three of the DVB- H/ISDB-H frequency bands being considered by operators around the world. The antennas are so discrete that they can fit into most existing handset designs, achieving significant production and design efficiencies.

“Mobile TV represents one of the greatest challenges for handset design today,” said Alfonso Sanz, Fractus Lead Engineer, Products & Services Division. “Fractus provides the technical performance and the size reduction necessary to enable mobile TV in both existing form factors and completely new DVB-H/ISDB-H handset platforms.”

The GSM Association’s Global Mobile Awards are an established centrepiece of the world’s largest and most successful mobile industry event, the 3GSM World Congress, and are specially designed to recognise the wealth of talent, ingenuity and creativity from all corners of the mobile industry’s global eco-system.

The awards’ winners will be announced on Tuesday February 13th during the 3GSM 2007 Awards dinner in Barcelona. Nominees for the Best Radio Access Product or Service will be judged on the following criteria: evidence of efficiency gains or capacity enhancements, how easily the product/service can be integrated into existing network infrastructure and systems, and potential revenue opportunities for operators. Additionally, judges will take into consideration how innovative the short-listed products and services are as well as the range of benefits they offer to operators.

Fractus’ chief technology officer, Dr. Carles Puente, will be speaking at the GSM World Congress’ Technology Symposium on Mobile TV on Thursday afternoon, February 15th.

For additional information on the GSM Association’s Global Mobile Awards please visit http://www.gsmawards.com/index.shtml.

About Fractus
Fractus designs and manufactures miniature and multi-band antennas for wireless applications that are easy to integrate, cost-effective and provide high performance. Using the unique space-filling and multi-level properties of fractals, Fractus antennas are used in mobile phones, wireless consumer electronics using Bluetooth®, WLAN and UWB, and base stations. Fractus holds an IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) portfolio of 49 inventions protected through 140 patents and patent applications. Its technology is applied globally in Samsung, Sagem, ST Microelectronics, Atheros Communications, CSR and Philips Semiconductors devices. For more information please visithttps://www.fractus.com.