HY-LINE Communication Products to distribute Sierra Wireless 3G Mini Card embedded modules

Specialized component and communication products distributor adds Sierra Wireless products to its roster for distribution in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Vancouver, Canada and Nuremburg, Germany -February 14, 2006

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and HY-LINE Communication Products today announced that HY-LINE will distribute the MC8755 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module for HSDPA/UMTS networks to original equipment manufacturers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for machine to machine (M2M) and mobile computing applications.

“Sierra Wireless has been producing embedded modules for wireless wide area networks for many years, and is the first to bring new 3G wireless technology in an embedded form factor to market,” said Hjalmar Westerwelle, President for HY-LINE. “We are pleased to work with Sierra Wireless to deliver a leading edge, high quality wireless product to our OEM customers.”

“HY-LINE specializes in providing high quality computer components and communication products to OEMs, with extensive experience in distribution of wireless modules and an 18-year track record in specialized application support,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. “Working with HY-LINE gives us the ability to provide local support for customers who are developing products and applications that take advantage of the increased speed and functionality of 3G networks, and we are pleased to collaborate with them to reach this market.”

MC8755 PCI Express Mini Card for HSDPA/UMTS networks

The MC8755 PCI Express Mini Card module is built using the MSM6275™ Mobile Station Modem™ chipset from QUALCOMM and offers peak download speeds of 1.8 Mbps. The MC8755 operates on the 2100 MHz HSDPA UMTS frequency band and is designed for markets in Europe and Asia. MC8755 modules are also compatible with EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks on all four GSM frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz), for global roaming in areas where an HSDPA or UMTS network is not available.

The MC8755 module measures 51 x 30 x 4.5 mm, weighs in at less than 12 g, and complies with new European Union directives on RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances).

HY-LINE will showcase the Sierra Wireless MC8755 embedded module at the Embedded World 2006 Exhibition and Conference, held in Nuremberg, Germany, from February 14 to 17. To purchase Sierra Wireless products from HY-LINE, please call +49 (89) 614503 60 or e-mail [email protected].

For more information about Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 604-232-1488 or e-mail [email protected].

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About HY-LINE Communication Products
HY-LINE Communication Products is part of the HY-LINE Group, with more than 18 years in the marketplace. Focused on the newest technologies in wireless data communication, Hy-Line Communications Products enables customers to successfully turn projects and ideas into outstanding products. Highly skilled specialists help customers in all phases of the design with competence and useful starting points in the areas of CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded modules for OEM wireless applications; and the MP line of rugged vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions. For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit www.sierrawireless.com.

"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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