PARIS — February 3, 2009 – Sequans Communications, the world’s leading WiMAX chipmaker, has expanded its executive team, appointing Luc Seraphin to the position of vice president, worldwide sales, where he will manage Sequans’ global sales and support organization. Sequans’ three regional sales executives, Michael Class, VP of sales, Americas; Pini Sagi, VP of sales, Europe, Middle East, Africa; and Robert Fogliani, VP of sales, Asia Pacific; and Guillaume Vilcocq, head of Sequans’ global support group, continue in their roles, now part of the expanded organization headed by Seraphin.
“We are very pleased to add Luc to our team,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our customers will benefit from the additional resources of our expanded team and especially from Luc’s extensive experience running global sales and support teams in the high tech world.”
Seraphin comes to Sequans from Nemerix, a GPS products and technology company, where he was CEO and managing director and, before that, head of the Nemerix sales organization. Prior to Nemerix, Seraphin was executive vice president and GM of the terminals division at Agere Systems.
“Sequans has a bright future and I am excited to be part of such a great team,” said Seraphin. “The team has executed very well each step of the way on the road to becoming the leading WiMAX chipmaker, and even in the face of the economic downturn, they will remain a number one chipmaker.”
Sequans Communications is the leading supplier of chips for the WiMAX market based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards. Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified™ for both fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base station and subscriber station technology, and is the first and only WiMAX chipmaker to achieve this distinction. Sequans is currently powering more than half of the WiMAX Forum Certified™ devices now coming to market. Sequans offers equipment manufacturers the most complete and powerful semiconductor solutions available today, enabling them to build the widest 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