Wavecom and Peiker co-suppliers of wireless capabilities to BMW

Wavecom supports embedded telephones in new BMW models.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-June 06, 2006

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Nouveau March Euronext: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), and Peiker Acustic today announced that the BMW group will integrate hands-free telephone capability into its 7 series line of passenger cars using a Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co. dashboard with embedded Wavecom wireless technology.

The Peiker in-board wireless telephone, based on a Wavecom module Wismo Q2406, allows rear-seated passengers to make high quality, private or hands-free calls and store up to 100 speed-dial numbers using the built-in address book.

Frank Souguir, Wavecom Group Vice President, EMEA region commented "We are extremely pleased to announce this important design win that allows us to work with both Peiker and the BMW Group in providing value-added wireless features for a next generation line of passenger cars. This new relationship represents one more step in establishing wireless connectivity as a standard in the automotive industry particularly among German car manufacturers, like BMW, who are well-known for excellence in engineering."

Reinhard Kromer-van Baerle, Executive Vice President, Telematics from Peiker added, "We believe that wireless telemetry and embedded telephones will soon be standard features in all vehicles, and we are pleased to be working with Wavecom, a recognized industry leader in the wireless industry, to help us in supplying leading automotive engineering companies, like the BMW Group, with these future-oriented features."

About Peiker

Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co. KG is a leading provider of components in the area of communications technology - both for cars and for professional radios (PMR). Founded in 1946, the company can look back on many years experience in the realm of acoustics. Its product portfolio extends to all components of in-car infotainment and entertainment. Among Peiker Acustic’s regular clients are renowned European auto manufacturers, industrial firms, government agencies, and mobile phone manufacturers. More information is available at www.peiker.de.

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