LDS creates complex antenna design options
June 2, 2011 — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, announces that its laser direct structuring (LDS) process was selected by Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. for producing three-dimensional antennas to be incorporated into future Samsung products that use an antenna. Pulse’s LDS process creates an antenna pattern in three dimensions on a plastic part, giving Samsung’s mobile device product designers an almost unlimited ability to put the antenna anywhere and use almost zero volume.
“The LDS process is a game changer for the mobile phone market as 3D shapes are needed to gain ever smaller and thinner mobile devices,” explained John Houston, senior vice president, Pulse Electronics. “3D antennas save space, produce better RF performance, and provide freedom for design. The LDS process produces an outstanding 3D antenna, giving the designers flexibility for late definition, changes, or fine tuning during production to meet stringent carrier requirements. Pulse’s LDS process will benefit Samsung in the design and production of its next generation mobile devices.”
Samsung has found that by using Pulse Electronics’ LDS process it can offer mobile developers the slimmer, more ergonomic, stylish, and high-performance mobile devices they prefer. Pulse has provided Samsung with its process knowledge, ability to enable engineers to achieve higher production yields, and final product quality. Through this extraordinary 3D LDS antenna technology, the end user finally can have an extremely slim phone compared to existing 2D antenna technology.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Pulse Electronics:
Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. Pulse Electronics has a long operating history of innovation in magnetics, antennas and connectors, as well as the ability to ramp quickly into high-quality, high-volume production. The Company serves the wireless and wireline communications, power management, military/aerospace and automotive industries. Pulse Electronics is a participating member of the IEEE, SFF, OIF, HDBaseT Alliance, CommNexus, and MoCA.
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