SNS FiRe Conference Names Kymeta a 2014 FiReStarter Company

Friday Harbor, Washington, UNITED STATES

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) - Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Kymeta ( has been selected as a 2014 FiReStarter company, to be featured at its 12th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Paul Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Azim Premji, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased during the conference both at an exclusive investor reception and in panels throughout the event.

Kymeta is developing the next-generation antennas for satellite communications, simplifying satellite connections needed for instant broadband service anywhere in the world, including mobile applications such as planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Kymeta's innovative antennas use metamaterials technology to electronically and dynamically steer the antenna beam toward the satellite with no moving parts. The Kymeta technology enables flatter, thinner, lighter, more efficient, and less expensive antennas compared with traditional satellite antenna technologies.

"Kymeta is honored to have been selected as a FiReStarter company for 2014, and we look forward to engaging with the extraordinary circle of innovators and leaders that participate and contribute to Mark's unparalleled gathering of the technology transformation community," said Vern Fotheringham, CEO and Chair of Kymeta.

"We are delighted to have Kymeta joining us as a FiReStarter company. The advances it is bringing to antenna design, and therefore to wireless technology and global communications, are revolutionary. And while they couldn't be more exciting to technologists and business leaders, they will likely be even more important to society," said Mark Anderson, SNS CEO and FiRe Chair.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy, and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 12th year, FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the beautiful Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

To register for FiRe 2014, and to see bios of the speakers and participants at FiRe 2013, go to

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscriber-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2014 will take place May 20-23 at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California. For more information and to register, go to

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