First Insignia tablet with 4G available now
PARIS, France – November 3, 2014 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Best Buy for its latest Insignia™ tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy’s Insignia product line. The Insignia 4G tablet is an 8” Android tablet with embedded LTE certified for the network of Verizon Wireless.
“The always-on power of 4G LTE connectivity will make the user experience even more compelling for this popular tablet,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our advanced single-mode 4G LTE technology is a great fit with the value and quality focus that is the hallmark of Best Buy’s Insignia product line. We are pleased to be working with the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer to bring cutting-edge technology to the mainstream consumer market.”
The Sequans technology inside the Insignia 4G tablet 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.
The Insignia 4G tablet is available now nationwide in most Best Buy stores and online.
Note to Editors:
*The M.2 specification, published by the PCI-SIG, is a next generation form factor for ultra-light and thin platforms. It is an evolution from the MiniCard and Half MiniCard to a smaller form factor in both size and volume, thereby supporting multiple technologies including WWAN. More information is available at www.pcisig.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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