Huawei chooses Sequans’ new generation chips for several new Mobile WiMAX devices
May 26, 2010

TAIPEI ― May 26, 2010 (Computex Taipei) ― Sequans Communications, leading WiMAX chipmaker, announced today that Huawei has selected Sequans new generation chips for the development of several Mobile WiMAX devices, including USB dongles, modems, and CPE in multiple frequency bands. According to Infonetics, Huawei is today the market share leader in WiMAX equipment, with more than 60 deployments worldwide.  Some of the new Sequans-powered Huawei devices will be on display at Computex next week, June 1-5, in Taipei, Sequans’ booth A418a.

Sequans’ SQN1200 series chips demonstrate singular performance capabilities.  Based on state-of-the-art 65 nm technology and five years of Sequans’ proven field experience, they deliver the highest level of integration yet achieved in a 10X10 package, resulting in dramatically reduced cost, power consumption, and size. The chips include Sequans’ patented dual transmit uplink technology with closed loop diversity that dramatically improves coverage and throughput.  SQN1200 chips deliver throughput of greater than 40 Mbps with extremely low power consumption of less than 350 mW in active mode with fully loaded traffic.  The integrated RF covers all three global WiMAX bands, 2.3, 2.5, and 3.5 GHz.

Huawei is the fastest growing WiMAX equipment maker and a major player in Mobile WiMAX market.   Huawei offers an end-to-end Mobile WiMAX solution, comprising end user devices, base stations, ASN gateways, and network management, authorization, authentication and accounting systems. 

“We are pleased to support Huawei with the development of numerous Mobile WiMAX devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.  “Huawei is building next generation Mobile WiMAX networks all over the world that will serve millions with advanced 4G service.”

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide.  Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX opportunity where it is now a global leader, Sequans expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market.  Sequans chips are inside the world’s leading WiMAX networks and will soon be inside the world’s leading LTE networks.  Sequans is based in Paris, with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. www.sequans.com.   

Press contact:  Kimberly Tassin, +1 425.736.0569, Kimberly@sequans.com

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