Siemens selects Sequans mobile WiMax Wave 2 chips for consumer devices

March 26, 2007

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- SEQUANS Communications, a leading supplier and developer of fixed and mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions, announced that Siemens, one of the world's largest consumer communications device manufacturers, will use Sequans' newly released mobile WiMAX Wave 2 chips to build WiMAX residential modems and gateways. The units are being developed by Siemens Home and Office Communications Device division and are part of the company's Gigaset product family. Siemens is a global leader in fixed WiMAX consumer devices, with mobile WiMAX development well underway.

"Sequans' SQN1130 mobile WiMAX chips enable us to build the highest performing WiMAX modems with industry-leading throughput." said Marc Achhammer, senior vice president, head of WiMAX, Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices. "We are dedicated to WiMAX as a key global broadband technology, and Sequans supports our strategy and roadmap for mobile WiMAX the best."

The new Sequans chip, the SQN1130, includes all MAC and PHY features required by the 802.16e Wave 2 standard, including full 2X2 MIMO, plus a low complexity implementation of MIMO-unique to Sequans-- that delivers the highest possible performance while minimizing power consumption. Sequans' SQN1130 delivers more than 30 Mbps total throughput.

"We are honored to be working with Siemens and pleased to support their dedication to enhancing users' broadband experience with WiMAX," said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. "Siemens is one of the few major solution vendors with global reach, a leading position in the market, and proven success in the consumer space with devices such as cordless phones, VOIP phones, and DSL gateways."

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