Sequans Provides Chips to USI to Develop Mobile Wimax End User Devices and System-In-Package (SIP) Modules

CUPERTINO, Calif. and PARIS - November 26, 2007 -- Sequans Communications, leading WiMAX chipmaker, announced today that USI (Universal Scientific Industrial), a leading global networking and communications equipment manufacturer based in Taiwan, is using Sequans chips as some of its solutions to manufacture Mobile WiMAX end user devices and SIP-based (system-in-package) modules. USI has been manufacturing WiMAX devices since 2004, and has special expertise in wireless SIP module technology, for which it has recently won a national invention and creation award from the Taiwan government.

For the end user devices, which include USB dongles, ExpressCards, modems and IADs, USI is using Sequans' award winning SQN1130 mobile station chip, which is WiMAX Forum Wave 2-ready, including both PHY and MAC layers and 2X2 MIMO. The SQN1130 chip delivers industry-leading high throughput, low power consumption, and superior receiver sensitivity as a function of Sequans' patent-pending mimoMAX(TM) technology. For the SIP-based modules, which include devices with SDIO and USB 2.0 interfaces, USI is using the SQN1130 plus Sequans' RF chip, the SQN1140, supporting the 2.3-2.7 GHz frequency band.

About USI (Universal Scientific Industries Co., Ltd)

Established in 1976, Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. (USI) is a global leading DMS (design and manufacturing service) company. With its design-to-distribution total solutions and module-to-systems product offerings, USI is recognized as the strategic DMS partner for global IT and communications brands in the 4C (Computing, Communications, Consumer Electronics and Car Electronics) industries. Its solutions integrate core technologies of computing, wireless communications and video/audio processing, therefore offering high quality, value-added and competitively priced products. In 1999, USI became a member of the ASE Group. By combining resources from the ASE Group, USI is able to provide excellent solutions for its customers. For more information, please visit

About Sequans

SEQUANS Communications is a leading supplier of subscriber station and base station chips for both fixed and mobile WiMAX, based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 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.

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