Wavecom Announces Availability of CDMA 1xRTT WISMO Quik Module

World leader in GSM/GPRS modules to meet demand for CDMA in the Americas and Asia.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Las Vegas, USA-October 16, 2002
Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Nouveau Marché: 7306), the world’s number one provider of integrated wireless modules, announced today at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Internet 2002 show commercial availability of the company’s first CDMA-based WISMO Quik module, Q2338.

Wavecom’s complete CDMA wireless engine, the WISMO Quik Q2338 module enables voice and data capabilities for a variety of products, from personal communication devices (PCDs) and mobile computing, to automotive and machine to machine (M2M) applications. The dual band WISMO Quik Q2338 (800/1900 MHz) supports QUALCOMM's latest CDMA 2000 1xRTT technology at packet data speeds up to 153 kbps and is backward-compatible with existing IS-95A CDMA networks.

“Having shipped more than 10 million GSM/GPRS modules already, we are continuing to aggressively penetrate the market,” said Hany Neoman, President of Wavecom, Inc. “The new CDMA-based WISMO module will play an integral part in our continued growth as device manufacturers worldwide leverage Wavecom’s complete, packaged CDMA module to meet the demand for CDMA technology in the Americas and Asia.”

In the WISMO Quik Q2338, Wavecom engineers have successfully developed a CDMA module that is identical in size and interface to the company’s GSM/GPRS modules, enabling wireless developers to choose either standard for their products without any product redesign or manufacturing adjustments.

The WISMO Quik Q2338 will be on display at the Wavecom booth (#2024) at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Internet show at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 17th and 18th, 2002.