PARIS, France – July 9, 2014 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced today that Yves Maître, executive vice president of connected objects and partnerships at Orange Group, has been elected to its board of directors. Maître is responsible for Orange’s entire connected object portfolio, including the marketing of devices across all Orange markets.
“Sequans will benefit greatly from Yves’ extensive knowledge of the world of connected devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “As the maker of LTE chipsets specifically optimized for connected devices for the Internet of Things, we especially value what Yves will contribute to Sequans as a member of our board of directors.”
In his role at Orange, in addition to managing the connected object portfolio, Maître is responsible for managing the relationships between Orange and all global manufacturers and Internet players. He is also responsible for embedded software and the testing and marketing of all devices across all Orange markets. He also leads Orange Mobile Multimedia P&L. Before his tenure at Orange, Maître spent six years at consumer electronics company, Thomson, where he was president of Key MRO America, a Thomson subsidiary. Before Thomson, Maître was COO of Quante-Pouyet, a subsidiary of 3M.
“LTE is spreading rapidly around the world, and LTE is the right connectivity technology for numerous connected objects and devices coming to market now and in the future. “Sequans has demonstrated great vision. It’s impressive to see the mature solutions already available for this market, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute to a company with such a promising future in LTE connected devices.”
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans