updated 9/7/2010 3:17:23 PM ET 2010-09-07T19:17:23

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ethertronics, a leading provider of standard and customized embedded antenna solutions for wireless devices, today announced that the company has appointed Martin Cooper to its board of directors.

"We are excited to welcome Martin Cooper to our board of directors," said Laurent Desclos, Ethertronics' president and CEO. "Martin's wealth of industry knowledge and partnerships will continue to fuel our growth as we bring our next generation of products to the marketplace."

"I am delighted to join Ethertronics' board of directors," said Martin Cooper. "The company's rapid revenue growth, traction with top cellular OEM's, and prestigious awards are all evidence of exceptional operational and technology leadership. I look forward to working with Ethertronics as it continues to expand in the global wireless marketplace."

Cooper is widely recognized as a pioneer and inventor in the personal and wireless telecommunications industry. He led the team at Motorola in the 1970's that developed the first handheld mobile phone. Cooper's experience includes: co-founder and chairman of GreatCall, founder and executive chairman of ArrayCom, co-founder of Cellular Business Systems and various positions during a 29 year career at Motorola.

To further augment Ethertronics management team, Barry Matsumori has been appointed chief marketing and strategy officer. Matsumori is responsible for overseeing the development of long term strategies as well as the development of new product lines. He most recently served as the vice president of wireless connectivity for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and was responsible for product management, business development and marketing for all module products including Gobi™ and InGeo™. He was also responsible for the development of the M2M strategy and products for Qualcomm.

About Ethertronics

Ethertronics designs and manufactures high-performance embedded antenna solutions for wideband and multi-band wireless devices. Ethertronics' leading-edge product lines, including Prestta™ metal, SavviTM ceramic, and TavvelTM active antennas support a wide range of applications including cellular, UMTS, WiFi, LTE, WiMAX, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, MediaFLO, CMMB and DVB-H/T, among others. The company's patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole™ (IMD) technology enables smaller size, design implementation flexibility, shortened design cycle and higher overall performance, while simultaneously meeting and improving upon standard safety emission requirements. Ethertronics' antennas have been selected by major customers worldwide garnering an installed base of over 250 million units. Ethertronics maintains a global network of design centers and low-cost, high-volume manufacturing operations. For more information, visit www.ethertronics.com .

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