Sequans Wins Best Chip Design Award From WiMAX World EMEA
May 20, 2008

SQN2130 Mobile WiMAX Base Station ASIC a First in the Industry

MUNICH – Live from WiMAX World EMEA 2008, May 20, 2008–Sequans’ SQN2130 chip received the chip design award May 20 at a ceremony following the close of the WiMAX World expo floor. Berge Ayvazian, conference co-chair and chief strategy officer for Yankee Group, along with Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange, presented the awards in six categories. Sequans and their award will be featured in the July issue of xchange, as well as on the WiMAX World and xchange websites.

The SQN2130 is WiMAX Forum™ Wave 2 ready. Its low cost and low power consumption design supports the manufacture of any size base station—femto, pico, micro, or multi-sector macro—in TDD or FDD duplexing mode with no compromise in feature functionality, even at the low end. The SQN2130 can sustain the full line rate, translating to throughput of more than 35 Mbps, and can support several thousand subscriber stations.  Sequans’ SQN2130 disclosed customers include Alvarion, Aperto, Soma Networks, Tecom, Telsima, and WiNetworks.

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel, including Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president of enabling technologies, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.  See all winners at www.xchangemag.com/wimaxaward2008.

About Sequans
SEQUANS Communications (Paris, France and Cupertino, California) is a leading supplier of subscriber station and base station chips for both fixed and mobile WiMAX, based on 802.16 d/e standards, Sequans offers equipment manufacturers an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality, enabling them to build a wide 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
Press contact:  Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com

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