Barcelona, Spain & London, UK – 23 September 2019

Fractus and its licensing partner Vectis announce that they have reached a patent licensing agreement with Asustek Computer Inc., an international corporation operating in the laptop and smartphone industries.

Jordi Ilario, Fractus VP Licensing, said: “Fractus antenna technology provides a response to the wireless connectivity requirements of today. Fractus R&D efforts are once again acknowledged with the execution of this new patent licensing agreement”.

Sandro Spina, Licensing Director at Vectis, added: “After over three years of cooperation with Fractus, the antenna program is recognized globally. This license agreement is further affirmation of the importance of Fractus technology to a wider wireless handheld device ecosystem that extends beyond smartphones and includes laptops and other portable devices”.

Earlier this month, IDC forecasted that “by 2023 10% of detachable tablets will have built in 5G which is in addition to another 29% running 4G. Meanwhile, the number of ultraslim and convertible notebooks with cellular connectivity is also expected to grow with a double-digit CAGR”. Fractus and Vectis have been working together to license the antenna technology the market needs to reduce antenna size, improve multiband performance, and ultimately, produce better handheld devices for an ever more connected world.

About Fractus
Fractus, S.A. is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of antenna technology. The company holds an intellectual property rights portfolio of more than 40 inventions protected through over 120 patents and patent applications in the United States, Europe and Asia. Among the numerous awards the company has received for its innovative work, Fractus was named 2005 Davos World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has been recognized by the European Patent Office for its award-winning inventions. The company has a proven track record of innovation and licensing its award-winning geometry-based antenna technology to wireless device manufacturers worldwide.

About Vectis
Vectis is a UK based IP and technology licensing company that believes in the key role of intellectual property in promoting innovation. Vectis supports a level playing field for IP owners and implementers, working with both to unlock the full value of innovation sharing. With its global reach, Vectis is a solution provider and a contributor to a fairer and more sustainable innovation system.