BSQUARE and Sierra Wireless Collaborate to Reduce Development Time and Cost for OEMs Adding 3G Cellular Capability to Embedded Devices



    BELLEVUE, WA and VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - BSQUARE (Nasdaq:   BSQR)
and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced a strategic
technology initiative designed to reduce development time and cost for
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrating Sierra Wireless embedded
modules into Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE powered devices. These
devices may be used for applications as varied as data collection, navigation,
and point-of-sale solutions.
    Under this initiative, Sierra Wireless customers developing Windows
Mobile and Windows Embedded CE powered devices now have access both to Sierra
Wireless professional integration services and to BSQUARE's go-to-market radio
integration service package for Sierra Wireless modules. The BSQUARE radio
integration service package includes Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE
radio interface layer (RIL) software that has been pre-integrated, pre-tested
and performance-optimized for use with the Sierra Wireless radio drivers and
with the Microsoft Windows CellCore radio stack. BSQUARE will also offer a
Sierra Wireless-based cellular 3G hardware option within its DevKit hardware
development platform product line, which will ship with the same optimized
software. The new DevKit product is targeted to ship in Q2 2008.
    Both the radio integration service package and the DevKit option support
Sierra Wireless embedded modules for GSM and CDMA technology. Together, they
can significantly reduce the development time and cost for Windows Mobile and
Windows Embedded CE OEMs.
    "Sierra Wireless is focused on bringing best-in-class wireless modules to
market in a variety of devices and applications, and BSQUARE is highly
respected as an industry expert in Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE
development and testing," said Trent Punnett, senior vice president, Marketing
and Corporate Development, for Sierra Wireless. "Collaborating with BSQUARE
provides our growing Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile category with an
unmatched complementary solution, eliminating historical time-to-market and
integration cost barriers and providing our Windows Embedded CE and Windows
Mobile device customers with a platform for continuing innovation."
    "BSQUARE offers deep expertise in system-level software, including RIL
software for both CDMA and GSM radios," said Brian Crowley, president and CEO
of BSQUARE. "This initiative with Sierra Wireless enables us to lower time and
cost barriers for customers of all sizes, improving their return on investment
and helping them meet the growing demand for cellular radio functionality in
embedded devices."

    About BSQUARE

    BSQUARE is a software solution provider to the global embedded device
community. Our teams are committed to delivering the highest quality, lowering
project risk, and reducing time to market, and can collaborate with smart
device makers at any stage of device development. For more information about
BSQUARE, visit www.bsquare.com.

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world
with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and
productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse product
portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer,
machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry markets, and provides
professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design,
integration, and carrier certification. Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX:
SW) is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada with additional
offices in Carlsbad and Hayward, California; London; and Hong Kong. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

    Sierra Wireless Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services
and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions,
channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating
expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in
this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding
future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully
develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and
that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words
"plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.
They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not
limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data
communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties
surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand
that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in
this press release will be realized.

    BSQUARE is a registered trademark of BSQUARE Corporation. Other product
    or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective
    owners.

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For further information:

For further information: BSQUARE Contact: Renee Higgs, Senior Marketing
Manager, BSQUARE, (425) 519-5288; BSQUARE Investor Contact: Brett Maas,
President, Hayden Communications, Inc., (646) 536-7331, brett@haydenir.com;
Sierra Wireless Contact: Sharlene Myers, Media Relations, Sierra Wireless,
(604) 232-1445, smyers@sierrawireless.com

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