PARIS, France – September 9, 2014 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., (USI), a leading electronics manufacturing company, is bringing to market an LTE module powered by Sequans’ newest LTE chipset, Colibri, which is optimized for the design of devices for the Internet of Things. The module comprises the Sequans’ Colibri LTE chipset platform and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. Based on a Sequans’ reference design, the new module answers the needs of M2M and IoT device-makers for a simple, all-in-one, single-mode LTE chip solution for the design of affordable devices for numerous IoT applications.
“We have found an excellent partner in USI, a company with tremendous expertise in advanced SIP (system in package) techniques and a long history of commercial success in miniaturized modules,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “The LTE-enabled Internet of Things is a clear trend and we see more and more device makers looking for the easiest and most affordable way to LTE-enable their M2M and IoT devices. We are very pleased to work with USI to bring this new single-mode LTE module solution to market.”
At the heart of the module is Sequans’ newest LTE chipset platform, Colibri that includes baseband and RF chips, an integrated network and application CPU running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing. The all-in-one module design then adds a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, IoT friendly interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and power management, all in a small 76-pin LGA package, 21.1 x 20.0 x 1.5 mm.
“We are pleased to partner with Sequans on the new Colibri module,” said Albert Liu, GM of Wireless Product BU, USI. “The market for single-mode LTE module solutions represents a huge opportunity as LTE proliferates around the world and we believe the module we are bringing to market will be an extremely valuable solution for many IoT device makers.”
The first Colibri-based module manufactured by USI supports LTE bands 4 and 13. Additional modules coming later will support a variety of band combinations to address opportunities in various markets around the world. The first carrier certification of the new Colibri module is expected in Q4.
According to Machina Research, nearly 70 percent of M2M modules shipped in 2022 will be LTE.
See Sequans at Super Mobility Week, September 9-11 in Las Vegas, booth 943.
About Universal Scientific (Shanghai) Industrial Co., Ltd.
Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a global ODM/EMS company providing design, miniaturization, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and after services of electronic devices/modules for brand owners. As a member of ASE Group, USI was founded in 2003 and listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2012. With diversified and balanced offerings, plus sales service network in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Taiwan, as well as manufacturing sites in China, Taiwan and Mexico, USI serves customers in the sectors of wireless communication, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, and automotive electronics worldwide. Visit USI web at www.usish.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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