SOMA, Sanyo Team

Sanyo Electric and SOMA Networks announced commercial availability of their NPM 2000 and SOMAport 400 series subscriber gateway products

June 15, 2006

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SINGAPORE -- SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and communication technology products, and SOMA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of mobile WiMAX technology, today announced commercial availability of their jointly developed, next generation broadband wireless base station, the NPM 2000 and SOMAport 400 series subscriber gateway products. Incorporating advanced mixed signal "System-on-Chip" (SoC) technology and fully integrated 802.11b/g (WiFi), the SOMAport 400 series is the industry's most advanced subscriber product. The new line of SoftAir(TM) products offers next generation chip technology, untethered multimedia over WiFi, industry leading macro-cellular coverage, and a compact product footprint. The new product family will be on display at CommunicAsia 2006, to be held at the Singapore Expo Center from June 20 through 23.

"We are proud to offer a new line of SoftAir products which is the result of a strong collaboration between SOMA's expertise in broadband wireless access technology and SANYO's long experience in developing and manufacturing advanced communication equipment that has earned a glowing reputation not only in Japan but throughout the global market," commented Yukiteru Nishio, General Manager of the New Communications System Equipment Unit at Telecom Company, SANYO Electric. "We will continue to strengthen our product line to offer our customers the most attractive and competitive broadband wireless access (BWA) products."

"The joint SoftAir products are designed to solve communication providers' challenges in deploying successful broadband services with compact, flexible and innovative technology, " said Yatish Pathak, Chief Executive Officer of SOMA Networks. "Our partnership with SANYO has resulted in the ability to deliver leading technologies, such as mixed signal SoC, integrated WiFi, and extended range devices. As a global powerhouse in wireless communications equipment, SANYO has the experience to develop advanced technologies and offer BWA products on a scale that was previously not possible. SANYO's proven R&D experience and manufacturing support, combined with SOMA's technology innovation, ensures that our customers will receive the most advanced technology available."

Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: SANYY)

SOMA Networks Inc.

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