Sierra Wireless announces new appointment to Senior Management Team

Vancouver, B.C.-February 09, 2007

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Blaine to Senior Vice President, Engineering, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. Steve will assume overall line responsibility for engineering worldwide, as well as all development partner-based activities.

“We are pleased to have Steve join the Sierra Wireless senior management team as Senior Vice President, Engineering,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, Chief Technology Officer for Sierra Wireless, Inc. “Steve’s track record at Sierra Wireless makes him a natural choice for this position, where he will continue to build the company’s engineering capabilities and processes.”
Steve joined Sierra Wireless in 1999 as Director of GSM Product Development. In 2002 Steve was appointed Vice President, Engineering and was responsible for GPRS, EDGE, UMTS development and CDPD support activities. Steve brings over 25 years of engineering and development leadership experience to his position, including management roles with Mitel, Glenayre Electronics, PMC Sierra, Starvision Multimedia (A Newbridge Affiliate) and Motorola's Mobile Data Division.

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

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