Andrew Corporation is extending its technology leadership in wireless communications infrastructure through the licensing of remote electrical tilt (RET) antenna technology to three separate companies, while acquiring additional intellectual property focused on radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers.

In separate agreements, Andrew has licensed its patented RET antenna technology for base station antennas to CSA Wireless Group of Kent, United Kingdom and Newton, North Carolina; Jaybeam Limited of Northamptonshire, United Kingdom and its sister company MAT Equipment SAS of Amboise, France; and Sigma Wireless Technologies, Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. The agreements entitle these companies to use Andrew's patented RET technology in the antennas they produce and distribute to customers. Financial details of the agreements are not being disclosed.

In addition, Andrew has added to its industry leading patent portfolio through the acquisition of certain patents relating to RF power amplifiers from BTG (LSE: BGC), the intellectual property and technology commercialization company based in London and Philadelphia. The patents focus on amplifier linearization methods and system architectures used in power amplifiers and transceivers for W-CDMA (wideband code division multiple access) and CDMA (code division multiple access) applications for second- and third-generation wireless systems.

Andrew has approximately 1,470 patents (750 active and 720 pending) worldwide. In addition, the company invested $110 million in fiscal 2004, or about six percent of revenues, in research and development across all products.

"Through its robust patent portfolio and continued investment in global R&D, Andrew adds considerable value and differentiation to its products and systems at the wireless infrastructure subsystems level," said J.C. Huang, chief technology, strategy, and corporate development officer, Andrew Corporation. "We are proud to strengthen our significant collection of intellectual property, while expanding the availability of our proprietary technology to other vendors for the benefit of customers worldwide."

The agreements with CSA Wireless, Jaybeam, and Sigma follow previous licensing agreements with Kathrein-Werke KG of Germany and Argus of Australia for Andrew's RET antenna technology. In addition, the company is actively seeking to prevent unlicensed use of its patents by base station antenna suppliers globally.

Remote controlled electrical downtilt technology (marketed by Andrew as the Teletilt(R) antenna control system) enables network operators to remotely adjust the beam elevation of an antenna system and control its signal coverage footprint. The system optimizes system coverage by enabling antennas to be adjusted remotely without needing to put the entire cell-site out of service or sending a crew to adjust the antennas. RET enables quick site optimization, independent of weather and site access difficulties.

About Andrew

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

Teletilt is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.

Forward Looking Statements

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