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.

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