Wavecom launches Educational Partnership program

Two engineering schools selected for future wireless machine-to-machine technology development
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-December 02, 2007

Wavecom S.A. today announced the launch of its new partnership program with two educational institutions in Singapore and Vietnam.

Institutions of higher learning have always been the birthplace of new ideas, new methods - in short innovations. As a technology leader in the area of wireless communication between machines, Wavecom has reinforced its partnerships with the academic community by inaugurating a new partnership program with two engineering schools:

  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, founded in 1963, is one of the premier institutions of higher learning. It comprises 8 academic schools that have very close ties to industry. The diploma in Engineering Informatics offered by the Multidiscipline Engineering Division of the School of Engineering prepares students for a career to design, develop, maintain and integrate IT-based applications and information systems.
  • The University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is the leading university for teaching and research activities in Vietnam. The faculty of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering school has made significant contributions to satisfying the requirements of engineers for the industrialization and modernization in Vietnam since its founding in 1957.

The Wavecom Worldwide Educational Partnership Program will include courses that teach the fundamentals of using Wavecom's Open AT® Software Suite. Final year engineering students will have the opportunity to work with leading-edge Wavecom technology with tools provided by Wavecom.

The new formalized program is a natural progression of the educational programs begun in 2005 with the Petroleum University of China where a professor has published a user's guide for Wavecom's Open AT® Software Suite. And, earlier this year, Wavecom provided technology and support to senior design students at North Carolina State University for the development of their final projects using Open AT® Software Suite. NC State University College of Engineering is ranked among the top twenty engineering schools in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Reports.

The first group of participating engineering schools was selected on a basis of their interest in furthering the development of future technologies and a keen interest in working with private industry. The program is expected to be expanded in 2008 to add educational partners worldwide including North America and Europe Middle East and Africa.

Wavecom CTO, Philippe Guillemette commented, "this exciting educational partnership program is aimed at reaching out to young developers who will be the creators of communicating machines of the future. This type of program will help us in reinforcing the Open AT® Software Suite as the standard platform for new generations of smart machines."

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