PARIS — June 26, 2012 — 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) announced that there are now 15 Sequans-powered mass-market 4G smartphones and tablets in use by consumers in four countries around the world. The latest is the HTC EVO Design, a 3G/4G smartphone, launched recently by Global Mobile, a leading WiMAX operator in Taiwan. The HTC EVO Design is now on sale and available in Taiwan through HTC stores as well as through Global Mobile.
According to Rosemary Ho, chairman of Global Mobile, the number of Global Mobile subscribers is expected to double by the end of the year due to the availability of the new HTC EVO Design.
“The 4G-enabled EVO Design is a beautiful smartphone with very high performance, powered by the most advanced WiMAX semiconductor technology from industry leader, Sequans,” said Rosemary Ho. “We are very pleased to make this superior 4G WiMAX smartphone available to our customers.”
“WiMAX continues to add subscribers, is featured in some of the world’s most advanced devices, and is delivering high speed wireless to 4G-hungry users around the world,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Sequans remains the leader in WiMAX chips and we are very proud to provide the WiMAX connectivity for some of world’s most iconic 4G smartphones and tablets such as the HTC EVO Design.”
Sequans-powered WiMAX smartphones and tablets are now available from seven operators around the world, including Global Mobile and Vee Time in Taiwan, KDDI in Japan, Korea Telecom in Korea, and Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost in the USA.
The HTC EVO Design features a 4-inch super LCD screen, capacitive touchscreen, 5MP camera, virtual QWERTY keyboard, and 2G/3G/WiMAX connectivity.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Today, Sequans’ technology is operating in WiMAX and LTE networks around the world. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. www.sequans.com; Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans