Wavecom selects Acal to extend distribution reach into UK

Focus on fast-growing Northern Europe region for Wireless M2M solutions
Wokingham, Berkshire, U.K and Issy-les-Moulineaux, France -September 27, 2005

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Nouveau March? Euronext: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), and Acal Technology today announced the expansion of their business relationship as Acal becomes distributor of Wavecom wireless solutions in the UK market.

Acal RF & Wireless has been appointed as a UK distributor by Wavecom, for their entire range of machine-to-machine (M2M) and automotive communications products, including GSM/GPRS. Acal will now provide leading-edge wireless communications modules for applications ranging from remote monitoring and signage to fleet management and telematics applications. This agreement extends the existing distribution area between Acal and Wavecom, which already covers Scandinavia, and now includes the UK and Ireland.

Machine-to-Machine communications is a rapidly growing sector of the electronics industry. It allows systems to automatically exchange data (via wireless networks) then, interpret and react to status information, messages and alarms without the need for human intervention.

"The extension of Acal's agreement with Wavecom to the UK offers us a great opportunity," said Steve Carr, Sales and Marketing Director at Acal Technology. "Machine-to-machine communications is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the industry, and Wavecom's products are recognised for their high quality and technology leadership. Wavecom also complements a number of our existing product ranges, including microsystems, semiconductors and RF (radio frequency)."

"Since virtually every machine that exists today can be made more efficient by adding communication features, our market is diverse and highly fragmented. Thanks to distributors like Acal, who has a proven track-record of developing the Scandinavian market for Wavecom, we expect to expand our presence throughout Northern Europe. " commented Felix Marchal, Director, Indirect Sales for Wavecom in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. He added, "Acal is one of the few distributors in the UK that is able to offer the necessary system knowledge and technical support that will help our customers bring products to market quickly and easily."


About Acal

Acal RF and Wireless is a specialist division with the expertise to support complex high-frequency projects for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer products. Our comprehensive product range includes voltage controlled oscillators, phase locked loop synthesisers, gain blocks, power amplifiers, stripline couplers, SAW resonators and filters, lower power radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers, quartz crystals and oscillators, including miniature SMD packages, RF and microwave filters, splitters and combiners. Our portfolio of suppliers includes Lark Engineering, RFM, Sierra Monolithics, Epson, ETL Systems, Sirenza Microdevices and Tai Tien.

Acal RF and Microwave is a division of Acal Technology Ltd. who are part of the leading value-added organisation Acal Plc. More information contact Acal RF and Microwave, 3 The Business Centre, Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2EY.

www.acalcomponents.co.uk