Yageo : 2405 FM chip antenna targets mobile applications

Yageo Corporation has announced a miniature 2405 FM chip antenna for mobile applications. The 2405 FM chip antenna, having improved on drawbacks inherent in the narrow bandwidth of traditional low-frequency antennas, is set to replace external connection mechanism of traditional FM antenna with built-in capability in mobile devices.

Featuring superior reception bandwidth between 88 to 108 MHz and exceptional low-frequency reception performance, Yageo’s 2405 FM chip antenna supports central frequency of 98MHz. With 25x4x61mm in dimension, the new 2405 FM chip antenna requires merely 50% clearance of traditional antenna thereby enabling it to be fully integrated in miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as mobile phones, smart phones or notebooks. Mass production is slated to start in the first quarter of 2009 with an estimated initial shipment of one million pieces per month.

Mr. Vincent Hu, President of Yageo Global Sales Business Group, said “Increasing requirements for integrated functions in portable electronic products has continued to underpin growth in the overall component market. Aside from new technology development, the ability to enhance existing functions will also be a major driver for market expansion. FM broadcast capabilities are already a standard function in audio-visual products. On the back of our proprietary miniaturization technology, Yageo expects the new 2405 FM chip antenna to replace traditional antenna in the near future and to accelerate the integration of FM function in an array of portable multimedia gadgets.”

According to Strategy Analytics, a market survey company, FM broadcast capabilities will become a value-added feature in all 2G and 3G mobile phones. As FM radio stations rush to churn out more dynamic programs, Strategy Analytics estimates that one in every two mobile phones sold in the market worldwide will come with FM broadcast capabilities before 2010. Yageo is poised to take advantage of the growing trend with the release of 2405 FM chip antenna and looks forward to make further inroads by introducing next generation LTCC based chip antenna.

About Yageo

Founded in 1977, Yageo Corporation has become a world-class provider of passive-component services with capabilities on a global scale, including production and sales facilities in Asia, Europe and Americas. The corporation is uniquely positioned to provide one-stop-shopping, offering its complete product portfolio of resistors, capacitors and inductors in both commodity and specialty versions, plus design-in capability, distribution, e-commerce connection and logistics. Yageo currently ranks No.1 in the world of chip-resistors, No. 3 in MLCCs and No. 3 in ferrite products. Yageo Corporation has 21 sales offices, 8 production sites, 6 JIT logistic outfits and 3 R&D centers.

Yageo Corporation
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Manager/Investor and Public Relations
Tel: +886 2 2917-7555 ext. 3390

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