Suminet Using Sequans Mobile WiMAX Chips to Build Ultra Small CPEs
February 15, 2010

BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Booth 2A116 – February 16, 2010 – Sequans Communications, leading WiMAX chipmaker, announced today that Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. (Suminet), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, has adopted Sequans’ Mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions for the development of an “ultra small CPE” called the SWiM WS2000/2001. Suminet is targeting the home security, M2M, and automotive markets with the new device, which will be used for video applications, remote-controlled cameras, home controllers, and tracking devices for the home market, and in-car navigation, remote diagnostics, and security for the automotive market.

Suminet’s SWiM WS2000 is an embedded module, 2.7 cm * 4.3 cm * 0.6cm and SWiM WS2001 is a standalone module, 10.8cm * 4.0cm * 2.6cm. They include both an Ethernet PHY and USB 2.0 interface and a complete networking software suite.

“Sequans’ technology has enabled us to build a state-of-the art solution with very high performance, providing unique value for our particular applications,” said Takashi Suzuki, director, Suminet. “Sequans offers the most advanced and powerful WiMAX chip solutions available today.”

Sequans has recently introduced its new generation of 65 nm chips that integrate baseband and triple band RF in a single die. Based on state-of-the-art 65 nm technology and five years of Sequans proven field experience, the chips deliver the highest level of integration yet achieved, resulting in dramatically reduced cost, power consumption, and size. Sequans technology delivers maximum throughput of greater than 40 Mbps with extremely low power consumption of less than 350 mW in active mode (with fully loaded MIMO traffic) and less than 0.5 mW in standby. The integrated RF covers all three global WiMAX bands, 2.3, 2.5, and 3.5 GHz and supports both TDD and H-FDD. All of Sequans’ mobile station solutions support 2 Tx and uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans that can nearly double cell coverage.

About Suminet
Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. is a leading supplier of broadband access equipment, and its major product lines include ADSL, VDSL, GE-PON (Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network), VoIP (Voice Over IP), BBR (BroadBand Router), PLC (Power Line Communication), and CDN (Content Delivery Network) to cover a variety of broadband access services and applications.
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About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide. Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX market where it is now a global leader, Sequans has recently expanded to address the LTE market. Sequans chips are inside the world’s leading WiMAX networks and will soon be inside the world’s leading LTE networks. Sequans is based in Paris, with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Press contact Sequans: Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001,

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