Leading WiMAX chipmaker reaches milestone
TAIPEI, WIMAX EXPO, BOOTH A418, PARIS, France, and CUPERTINO, Calif. – June 2, 2009 — Sequans Communications, the world’s leading WiMAX chipmaker, announced today that it has shipped its one millionth chip. Sequans chips are present in virtually all global WiMAX deployments and powering the world’s most important WiMAX networks.
“This achievement represents a milestone for us and also for the WiMAX industry,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “In spite of the global recession, WiMAX is growing steadily and is now firmly established worldwide as a key technology delivering broadband service to many in both developed and emerging markets.”
Sequans was founded in 2003 and over the years since has brought nine WiMAX chips to market, including chips for base stations and subscriber stations for both fixed and Mobile WiMAX, and two RFICs. Sequans newest generation of chips, its 65nm series of baseband and triple band RF single die solutions, introduced early this year, features the highest level of integration yet achieved in the WiMAX industry, leading to dramatic improvements in performance, size, and cost.
“Sequans’ continuous investment in even more integrated, lower-power silicon chips allows it to reach significant shipment volumes and top notch power consumption and performance levels,” said Adlane Fellah, CEO, Maravedis, Inc., “Its recent launch of a single die 65nm Mobile WiMAX SoC will allow a new generation of devices that will help the overall industry reach the tipping point.”
Sequans chips are powering the leading WiMAX networks in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Russia, Korea, and the USA.
Sequans Communications is the leading WiMAX chipmaker. Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified™ for both fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base stations and subscriber stations and Sequans is currently powering more than half of the WiMAX Forum Certified™ Mobile WiMAX (MIMO) 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. Sequans is ISO 9001-2008 certified. www.sequans.com
Press contact Sequans: Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com