Shortly after the launch the American government lost track of earth's first satellite. But by using his own electronic system Cattron was able to keep tabs on the satellite and swiftly notified the government of his findings.
In 2010 Laird Technologies acquired the former Cattron business which operates as the Laird Wireless Automation and Control Solutions business unit.
Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency modules and systems.