Laird Technologies Recognized by General Motors as 2008 Supplier of the Year for Fourth Consecutive Year

Company Honored for Significant Contributions to GM's Global Product and Performance Achievements

(PresseBox) (St. Louis, Missouri, ) Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it was named General Motors 2008 Supplier of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The company received the award for its significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievements at the 17th Annual "Best of the Best" Ceremonies Friday, June 5, 2009, at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, Michigan.

"GM is proud to honor our best suppliers with the Supplier of the Year award, an award that we believe is the most meaningful honor in the supplier industry," said Bo Andersson, GM Group Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "During these difficult economic times, it's more important than ever to recognize performance in our supply base. These suppliers are the best of the best and we want to honor them for their tremendous performance."

"Laird Technologies is honored to receive this award for the fourth year in a row," said Randy Andreen, Laird Technologies' Vice President and General Manager, Telematics Business Unit. "We consider GM one of our strategic partners and are proud to be honored by this important customer. We are committed to providing strategic solutions and continuing our relationship well into the future."

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics, who base their decisions on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology, and price. This year, General Motors honored 99 suppliers for their outstanding performance in 2008.

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Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.

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