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Based: Barcelona, Spain
Founded: 1999


Why is it Fierce? A fractal is a geometric pattern which is repeated at ever-smaller scales so that each is a smaller copy of the whole. Fractal shapes are typically self-similar in that segments look like each other and like the whole object and are independent of scale. Lightning and snowflakes are but two examples. Nature offers fractal forms because they provide structural efficiency. Fractus applies the space-filling and multiple-scale properties of fractal geometries in the development of antennas for mobile telecommunications devices and infrastructure. Relying on fractal geometry, Fractus produces maximal antenna performance with minimum antenna space.

What to look for: The three major benefits of fractal antennas are reduced size, enhanced performance and multi-band functionality. Look for more hand-held and portable device manufacturers to integrate the Spanish company's technology in their gear.


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