LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2015 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (MSI), one of the world’s largest IT manufacturers, for the design of a new “2-in-1” LTE tablet and keyboard, the S100 Note LTE (model name ND12).
“We chose Sequans’ LTE technology because we believe it offers the best price/performance among single-mode LTE chips available today and it is well-proven in the marketplace,” said Paul Chang, AVP, MSI. “Sequans LTE provides category 4, 150 Mbps speed and other advanced features, making it ideal as a basis for the high-performance S100 Note LTE.”
The Sequans technology inside the S100 Note LTE is the VZ20M EZLinkLTE™ module, which is certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. VZ20M is an M.2 module based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE platform. Mont Blanc is a single-mode LTE chipset platform compliant with 3GPP release 9 specifications. It delivers category 4 throughput of up to 150 Mbps and supports eMBMS (LTE broadcast) and other advanced features. The VZ20M module includes all elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized RF transceiver and a complete dual-band RF front-end for LTE bands 4 and 13, key interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and VC-TCXO, all in a single, compact package, 30 x 42 x 2.3 mm. Sequans’ EZLinkLTE modules are pre-tested, pre-integrated, and pre-certified and support all major operating systems, including Android, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, and MAC OS.
“Single-mode LTE is finding its way into more and more tablets as its value is being realized,” said Craig Miller, VP marketing, Sequans. “With Sequans, MSI was able to add LTE to its design at low incremental cost while giving users the always-on power and performance of LTE, which is becoming essential to users no longer satisfied with reverting to slower speed 3G when Wi-Fi is not available.”
The S100 Note LTE combines tablet and keyboard in one and is designed for portability while serving the needs of both business and individual users. In addition to LTE by Sequans, the S100 note includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Electro Magnetic Active Digitizer with pen and features an Intel CPU/GPU, a 10.1-inch screen with capacitive touch pad, built in speakers, dual cameras (2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera), 32GB/64GB size options, and micro-USB, mini-HDMI, and AC adaptor ports.
See the new MSI S100 Note LTE on display at CES International, January 6-9, in Las Vegas.
MSI, founded in 1986 in Taipei, is one of the world’s largest motherboard and graphics card manufacturers. MSI also manufactures a range of other products including laptops, all-in-one computers, servers, industrial computers, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebones systems, and multimedia devices. Visit MSI online at www.msi.com
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
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