Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom to Launch New Products with Option's HSDPA Wireless Module Inside


LEUVEN, Belgium, December 21 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, congratulates Samsung and SK Telecom on the launch of two new mobile products, the Notebook Q40 and the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) Q1, in the Korean market. Option's HSDPA embedded Wireless Modules enables both devices to access SK Telecom's advanced mobile network empowering users of the stylishly designed Q40 and Q1 to view, listen, play, chat, download, e-mail, connect to the corporate network and work anytime, anywhere.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.

SK Telecom is the number one mobile operator in Korea with 19.5 million subscribers. As Korea's largest mobile telecommunications company, SK Telecom is continually challenged to meet the ever-increasing expectations of its technologically-savvy customers. Consumers in Korea now enjoy a whole range of services through wireless networks that are no longer limited by time or space. These include voice telephony, Internet access, music, movies, games, broadcasting, banking, stock trading, and credit card transactions. SK Telecom has always taken centre stage in this innovative evolution of mobile communications.

Option unveiled Samsung Electronics as a customer for its HSDPA Wireless Module in September 2006.

About Option

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.option.com.

Source: Option N V

For more information please contact:
Douglas Ros
Vice President Business Development & Marketing Option
Tel +32-(0)16-317411
E-mail: d.ros@option.com

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