Sierra Wireless supports Intel UMPC platform with 3G embedded modules and professional services

Collaborative design provides original equipment manufacturers with a proven 3G engine for devices utilizing the Intel Ultra Mobile PC platform.
Vancouver, Canada-September 27, 2006

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced support for Intel Corporation’s 3G-enabled Ultra Mobile PC platform, shown today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Sierra Wireless collaborated with Intel to incorporate Sierra Wireless WWAN modules into the UMPC platform architecture, which is designed to provide integrated wireless 3G connections for ultra-mobile devices (typically defined as small form-factor Tablet PCs). With wide area wireless embedded modules from Sierra Wireless integrated into the UMPC platform, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) can take advantage of proven, reliable 3G connectivity solutions to simplify product development and expedite time-to-market.

“Sierra Wireless is pleased to collaborate with Intel to provide seamless 3G-enabled connectivity options for the UMPC platform,” said Trent Punnett, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development for Sierra Wireless. “Bringing high-quality 3G connections to Ultra Mobile PC devices allows for true on-the-go applications. We believe this will lead to the development of many innovative mobile devices, and we look forward to working with our OEM customers to bring these leading edge products to market.”

OEM and ODM customers utilizing the UMPC platform can choose from the full lineup of Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules to provide voice and high-speed data access to 3G networks worldwide. Sierra Wireless has over 12 years’ experience delivering wireless wide area network connectivity in a wide variety of computing devices and form factors. In addition to providing the modules, Sierra Wireless offers professional services to OEM and ODM customers integrating Sierra Wireless products, to assist with optimization of the module and antenna performance, device testing, and network certification.

Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card modules include a common comprehensive WHQL-certified USB software driver architecture that provides superior power management, a dedicated diagnostic channel and the ability to enable or disable NDIS or DUN support, which provides maximum flexibility to OEM customers when designing their wireless product. Each module is PCI Express Mini Card form factor compliant, fully shielded and offers an operating temperature range of -30 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications. Each 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).

For more information about Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx.


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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) develops and markets reliable, high quality wireless communications products that provide mobile professionals with data and voice access to wide area wireless networks. The Sierra Wireless product portfolio includes the award-winning AirCard® line of wireless modems, embedded modules for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and the MP line of rugged, vehicle-mounted wireless modems. Sierra Wireless also offers professional services to OEM customers during product development, leveraging the company’s expertise in wireless design and integration to provide built-in wireless connectivity for notebook computers and other portable computing devices. Sierra Wireless is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, with additional offices in Carlsbad, California, London, and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, please visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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