Corning Incorporated Purchases MobileAccess
Acquisition extends wireless technology platform within
Corning’s telecommunications segment
CORNING, N.Y., March 02, 2011 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all outstanding shares from the shareholders of MobileAccess.
Headquartered in Vienna, Va., MobileAccess provides distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for flexible wireless coverage in the rapidly growing wireless market. MobileAccess is being integrated into Corning Optical Communications as Corning MobileAccess, led by Michael D. Genovese, senior vice president, Wireless Networks. Corning Optical Communications, headquartered in Hickory, N.C., is part of Corning’s telecommunications business segment.
Corning has an excellent DAS development program, industry-leading fiber infrastructure solutions, and global commitment to customer experience. When these elements combine with MobileAccess’ existing patented solutions, robust technology roadmap and strong U.S. presence, the result will be highly capable, innovative solutions with continuing customer support.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
MobileAccess is a global provider of reliable wireless coverage solutions for all indoor wireless environments. MobileAccess' solutions platform delivers wireless connectivity in enterprises of every size, and has become the industry standard in the healthcare, hospitality and higher education markets. MobileAccess' legacy of innovation and proven architecture set the bar for indoor wireless peak performance, ensuring customers can meet current wireless demands as well as easily expand with future applications and services. MobileAccess has broad experience deploying its wireless connectivity solutions across vertical markets and around the world, including recent deployments in renowned international facilities. MobileAccess is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and has a technology center in the Middle East. For more information, please visit: www.mobileaccess.com.
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