Mitsumi using Sequans Chips for Mobile WiMAX Modules
February 11, 2008

Tiny, all-inclusive Mobile WiMAX SDIO module on display at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 11, 2008 – Mitsumi, a world-leading manufacturer of multi-chip and system-in-package modules, is using Sequans chips to manufacture all-inclusive Mobile WiMAX modules.   The first devices to be delivered by Mitsumi are an SD card, based on Sequans’ SQN1130 Mobile WiMAX baseband chip, and an SDIO module, based on Sequans’ SQN1130 baseband and SQN1140 RF chips. The latter, which features the highest available level of integration and includes all Mobile WiMAX functionality in a small 20X20 mm package, will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14, in Sequans booth, number C-28, hall 2.

“Mitsumi has unparalleled expertise in module technology and we are very pleased to collaborate with them to bring these valuable Mobile WiMAX modules to market,” said Bernard Aboussouan, Sequans’ VP of marketing and business development.  “Mitsumi has an aggressive development schedule and will be delivering smaller and smaller modules to embed in PCs and for other consumer electronics and mobile applications that provide powerful, all-in-one solutions for equipment manufacturers building Mobile WiMAX devices.”

Mitsumi is using Sequans’ award winning SQN1130 mobile station chip, which is WiMAX Forum Wave 2-ready, including both PHY and MAC layers and 2X2 MIMO and Sequans’ new RF chip, the SQN1140, which complements the advanced MIMO technology of the SQN1130.

About Mitsumi

MITSUMI is constantly growing as a comprehensive manufacturer of electronics parts, and for many years has been instrumental in advancing the world’s electronics capabilities. Based on the concepts of “friendship, reliability, and creativity,” Mitsumi develops and manufactures a wide range of electronics parts, from discrete parts to units, by utilizing the full range of advanced technology at Mitsumi’s command. As a company that is helping to create the future, Mitsumi will continue to meet new challenges as we approach the 21st century.  www.mitsumi.com.

Press contact:  Keiichi Otani, +81-42-310-4750, k_otani@sales.mitsumi.co.jp

About Sequans
SEQUANS Communications is a leading supplier of subscriber station and base station chips for both fixed and mobile WiMAX, based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards, Sequans offers equipment manufacturers an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality, enabling them to build a wide range of high performing WiMAX network components: femto, pico, micro and multi-sector macro base stations, outdoor and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile devices. www.sequans.com

Press contact Sequans: Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com

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