South Korean Mobile Phone Maker Selects WISMO Pac

ASE Telecom Chooses WAVECOM For Its Next-Generation Mobile Telephones For Chinese Market.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Seoul, South Korea -March 27, 2002

Wavecom SA (Nasdaq: WVCM; Nouveau Marché: 7306), a leading developer of digital wireless standard modules (WISMO™), today announced that it has signed a contract with ASE Telecom Co., Ltd. (ASE) of South Korea.

Under this contract, Wavecom is to supply WISMO Pac P3103B modules for ASE’s new series of GSM/GPRS mobile phones targeting the Chinese market. ASE is the first South Korean mobile telephone maker to use WISMO Pac, Wavecom’s super-compact GSM/GPRS solution for PDA and mobile telephone manufacturers.

WISMO Pac dual band modules are fully integrated devices offering a complete range of GSM/GPRS voice and data options in a single component. They measure 45 mm x 32.5 mm x 5 mm and weigh only 11 grams, making them the most compact GSM/GPRS solution available anywhere.

“We chose the WISMO Pac P3103B because of its high level of integration and ease of use,” said Mr. Pyo Jung-Yong, ASE’s chief executive officer. “China is the key market for our growing range of GSM/GPRS products. WISMO Pac has allowed us to introduce a feature-rich GSM/GPRS telephone product speedily to the Chinese market.”

“The integrated technology and the industrial design, which allows it to be treated like any other component during the manufacturing process, means we have saved significant time and costs in both the development and manufacturing phases of bringing our APG-Series of GSM/GPRS mobile phones to market.”

The new APG-Series phones feature a 256-colour screen, 16 Poly melodies and a dual LCD, together with data and fax transmission capability and a bi-lingual (English and Chinese languages) support.

Mr. Jean-Charles Andreani, managing director of Wavecom Asia Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong, said, “We are delighted ASE has chosen WISMO Pac for its latest GSM/GPRS product for China. China is a key driver for Wavecom’s tremendous growth. Our partnership with ASE strengthens the reputation of our WISMO solutions in the country, the world’s most important mobile telephone market.”

About ASE:

As a leader of wireless information technology in the 21st century, ASE Telecom is committed to provide the highest quality customer service as well as advanced wireless products including cellular phones, CDMA, GSM, GPRS, MOBILE PDA to markets worldwide. With a dedicated R&D team and advanced production facilities, ASE is also currently involved in the development of wireless phones using IMT-2000 Services.

Founded by Mr. PYO JUNG-YONG in 1999, ASE is headquartered in Korea with paid-in capital of USD2,500,000.