Sierra Wireless Embedded Module Offers Quad-Band HSPA Frequency Support

Vancouver, Canada-October 07, 2009

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the introduction of the MC8795V, the newest product in the Company’s expanding line of embedded modules.

Designed for HSPA networks, the MC8795V offers quad-band (850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz) frequency band support, enabling customers to expand their product offering into new geographical markets. The MC8795V also features best-in-class data speeds with up to 7.2 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink. In addition, antenna diversity improves fringe performance on global HSPA networks.

The MC8795V module easily integrates into a variety of OEM devices, such as wireless terminals, point-of-sale devices, computers and ruggedized laptops. It is also GPS capable, making it well suited for location-based applications. Its voice capabilities makes it ideal for fixed wireless terminals and portable handheld devices that require the ability to make voice calls. It supports simultaneous voice and data usage.

The MC8795V is 100% compatible with the existing tri-band MC8790V and MC8792V embedded modules, providing a seamless upgrade path. Extensive software, applications and tools, installation and activation wizards, and essential hardware drivers simplify the certification and commercialization process. The module is compliant with the European Union’s RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) directive.

"This latest addition to our embedded module portfolio reflects our commitment to providing our customers with the latest wireless technologies to support their go to launch requirements," said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President Global Marketing for Sierra Wireless. "Our complete range of embedded modules, which covers cellular technologies including GSM up to HSPA+ and CDMA up to EV-DO Rev A, can answer the needs for wireless connectivity for any machine-to-machine application in any corner of the globe."

Samples of the MC8795V are available to OEM customers for integration and testing. Commercial shipments are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless MC8795V embedded module, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail [email protected].

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Sierra Wireless 3G embedded modules are powerful, cost effective solutions that easily integrate into laptops, portable devices and fixed wireless terminals, offering complete wireless data solutions over HSPA and EV-DO networks. Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED™ devices deliver the same reliable, high-quality mobile broadband connectivity customers have come to expect from Sierra Wireless, embedded and optimized within the host device to offer the best possible performance. The company also provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification.

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