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