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Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products Press Release - October 29, 2010

Spectrum's Patch Antennas Now Meet Iridium
Compliance and Testing Requirements

Spectrum Advanced Specialty ProductsSpectrum Advanced Specialty Products' PA25-1621-025SA and PA45-1621-1575SA patch antennasFairview, PA – January 25, 2011 – Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced today that its patch antenna elements have successfully fulfilled Iridium Satellite Communications' "Iridium Compatible Equipment (ICE) Certification" requirements. This certification offers Spectrum's customers the ability to save time when using Iridium-certified antennas in their applications by eliminating the need for re-certifying equipment when using the patch antennas according to Iridium's guidelines.

This new partnership with Iridium Satellite demonstrates Spectrum's continuing dedication to manufacturing high quality, high performance products. Currently, the PA25-1621-025SA and PA45-1621-1575SA patch antennas have achieved ICE Certification, however several of Spectrum's antennas and assemblies are in the approval process and certification is expected in 2011.

Spectrum will join Iridium staff and other registered partners at the Iridium Partner Conference, in New Orleans, LA this year. The conference, which runs from January 25-28, will feature exhibitions from all registered equipment providers and Iridium partners, offering a strong forum for discussion on the future of satellite communication technology.

As the industry's only vertically integrated antenna solutions and systems provider, Spectrum offers the unique ability to design and manufacture custom antennas and assemblies completely in-house, from concept through delivery. Spectrum produces a range of antenna types, including aperture, slot, loops, spiral, planar, switched arrays, EBAs, beam-forming static, cavity backed and custom network/baluns ideal for applications in the 400 MHz - 8 GHz range as well as high efficiency, high gain applications.

Iridium Satellite Communications is dedicated to the advancement of emerging markets in the satellite communication industry, such as the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, and the two-way, satellite-based location, tracking and messaging market. Iridium is the only company to offer true global coverage for satellite communications, and is a key player in advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities.
About Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products:
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters & interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters & film modules. Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products is a Spectrum Control Business.

About Spectrum Control:
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is comprised of four businesses: Advanced Specialty Products, Sensors and Controls, Power Management Systems, and Microwave Components and Systems.

Spectrum Microwave produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements.


Contact
Kerri Fabin
Director of Global Sales & Marketing
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products
8061 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415
(PH) 814-474-0355
(FX) 814-474-3110
Email: Fabin@specemc.com





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