Option Embeds 3G With Acer

Option to supply Acer with its GTM351E embedded wireless module

January 30, 2006

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LEUVEN, Belgium -- Following the announcement of the GTM351E embeddedwireless module on December 29 2005, Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wirelesstechnology company, confirms that it has signed a supply agreement with Acer Inc., with headquartersin Taipei, Taiwan and Europe’s leading notebook vendor. Shipments of the GTM351E are planned tosupport the commercial roll-out of a new range of wireless enabled notebook products from Acer.

According to IDC (Personal Computing in Western Europe, Forecast and Analysis update, 2005 – 2009– December 2005), Acer is the leading notebook vendor within EMEA with a market share of 18.6 %.IDC further comments that within the notebook market “Acer maintained leadership - for the fifthconsecutive quarter due to the successful deployment of a very aggressive expansion strategy acrossthe continent.”

The Option GTM351E embedded wireless module is the ideal solution for an IT manufacturerembedding broadband Wide Area wireless connectivity into laptop, portable, and mobile devices. TheGTM351E provides HSDPA 1.8 Mbps, UMTS WCDMA in the 2100 MHz band and EDGE/GPRS in fourbands (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), thereby ensuring worldwide network compatibility bringing embeddedbroadband wireless Internet connectivity to mobile devices.

Option NV (Euronext: OPTI; Nasdaq Europe: OPIN)

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