Laird Launches New Manufacturing Facility in Vietnam; Supports Korean Electronics Industry

  Laird Launches New Manufacturing Facility in Vietnam; Supports Korean
  Electronics Industry

   Plant Will Bolster Laird’s design and manufacturing capabilities for the
              global smartphone and portable electronics markets

Business Wire

HANOI, Vietnam -- June 11, 2014

Expanding its international reach and proximity to Korea and other Asian
markets, global technology company Laird (LRD: London) today opened a new
manufacturing plant near Hanoi – its first in Vietnam -- to better serve
manufacturers of smart phones, portable electronics and other devices.

Laird’s state-of-the-art plant in Bac Ninh is one of more than 50 Laird
facilities in Asia, Europe and the United States. It began full operations
following a festive ceremony led by Laird Chief Executive Officer David
Lockwood and attended by employees, regional dignitaries, and journalists.

“This new plant will further strengthen our design and manufacturing
capabilities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), especially those in
Korea,” Lockwood said. “It will also complement Laird’s new design center and
its newly acquired Model Solution prototype business, both in Seoul, South
Korea, and other existing Laird facilities in China and Malaysia.”

Lockwood also said the new plant “underpins Laird’s growth prospects for 2014
and beyond.”

Due to its proximity to Korean OEMs in the Hanoi region, he said the new plant
will enable Laird to engage with OEMs more effectively in the design cycle,
and help our customers to get their products to market faster.

The Bac Ninh plant will predominantly manufacture precision metals and
electronic materials for Laird’s Performance Materials Division, which designs
and supplies electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management
solutions, and signal integrity products for the smart phone, transportation,
IT/telecoms, medical and consumer industries worldwide.

Laird has more than 9,000 employees worldwide, and has become a global
technology leader that provides high-quality components and solutions that
protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat.

It also designs and supplies a broad range of products, systems and software
solutions that enable wireless communication.

Laird operates 14 other facilities throughout Asia, where it conducts research
and development, manufacturing, prototyping, engineering, and provides support
to customers in the region.

For more information about Laird, please visit


Paul Mottershead, +44 7711 039095
Director of Communications
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