TCL Selects Wavecom’s Compact Phones Development Lab for New Projects

New Contract Reinforces Four-Year Successful Business Relationship.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Hong Kong, PRC-October 20, 2003

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066) has been selected by TCL Mobile Communication to supply its Compact Phones Development Lab solution for use in several of TCL’s new handset projects. Building on four years of shared success, a newly signed contract reinforces Wavecom’s position as a preferred technology supplier to TCL.

For three of its new handsets, including a slim-phone (a very slim clamshell telephone) and two camera telephones, TCL has selected the quadband hardware platform WISMO Pac P5186, introduced earlier this year. In addition, TCL will use Wavecom’s latest hardware platform, the WISMO Flex, for three new high-end multimedia telephones, scheduled to be launched mid-2004. All new products planned will target both local and international markets, in order to achieve the economies of scale which are essential to volume businesses like mobile telephones.

TCL has also selected multiple software suites from the Compact Phones Development Lab, in order to integrate features such as touch screens, cameras, polyphonic ring tones, WAP, MMS and Java™ applications. For all the projects, TCL will benefit from an extensive range of services, including support for product design, manufacturing, validation and certification.

Dr. Wan Mingjian, Managing Director of TCL Mobile Communication, said: “Working with Wavecom over the years, we have been able to take a leadership position in China’s vibrant handset market and establish TCL as a first-tier brand. Since the beginning of our cooperation in 1999, we have shipped millions of mobile telephones fitted with Wavecom’s technology, and we look forward to continuing this successful business partnership.”

Mr. Didier Dutronc, Managing Director of Wavecom Asia Pacific Limited, stated: “This new contract marks another milestone in our longstanding relationship with TCL. Since it entered the mobile telephone market, TCL has shown a remarkable ability to understand and adapt itself to a challenging and rapidly changing market. We are delighted to be part of TCL’s success, a company that shares our vision in using innovation to develop new opportunities in the exciting market for wireless applications.”

Wavecom’s Compact Phones Development Lab is a complete wireless technology solution designed to enable customers to bring compact, feature-rich mobile telephones to market quickly and easily. It provides a complete suite of software, hardware, development tools and services that combines ease of integration with great design flexibility for the developer.

About TCL Mobile Communication

TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. is a member of TCL Communication industrial group which belongs to one of the largest producers of electronic devices in China - TCL Holdings Co., Ltd. TCL Mobile is a hi-tech joint venture committed to R&D, manufacturing and sales of mobile terminal products, and, along with other Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, is greatly supported by the State Development Planning Commission and the Ministry of Information Industry (MII). In 2002, TCL Mobile reported cell phone sales of 6.3 million units, with $1 billion in revenue. More information on TCL Mobile is located on the World Wide Web: