Edinburgh technology firm, Sofant, unveils new smart antenna

Ahmed El-Rayis, Prof Tughrul Arslan and Nakul Haridas co-founders of SOFANT Technologies

Prof Tughrul Arslan, Ahmed El-Rayis and Nakul Haridas at the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) invented and pioneered a novel "smart antenna" that will make poor reception for smart phones and tablet PCs "a thing of the past".

They have been working on this technology since 2006, and established a dedicated research group named ASAT (Advanced Smart Antenna Technology) [http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/ASAT/] for enhancing this technology.

With help from Scottish Enterprise and support from Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh; The founders of this technology managed to Spin out the company, Sofant technologies Ltd. [http://www.sofant.com]

The Technology which is being commercialised through Sofant , attracted the interest of major mobile manufacturers around the world.

More news about Sofant

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-19802098

On Mobile Europe:
http://www.mobileeurope.co.uk/news/press-wire/9481-sofant-announces-qsmallest-smart-antennaq

On Tech Week Europe:
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/scottish-scientists-develop-worlds-smallest-antenna-95001

On Tech World:
http://news.techworld.com/mobile-wireless/3401905/edinburgh-firm-develops-miniature-antenna-boost-mobile-reception/

On Bloomberg:
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-07/sofant-s-miniature-smart-antenna-promises-to-end-dropped-calls.html