Sequans and Celestica Release Integrated Baseband and RF Solution for Large Mobile WiMAX Base Stations



    WiMAX World USA booth 814 (Sequans) and 948 (Celestica)

    CUPERTINO, CA and TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Sequans Communications, a
leading supplier and developer of fixed and mobile WiMAX semiconductor
solutions, and Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global provider of innovative
electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today announced the availability of
an integrated Sequans/Celestica baseband/RF solution for manufacturers of
high-end WiMAX base stations.
    The solution integrates Sequans' new baseband Mobile WiMAX chip, the
SQN2130, the first Mobile WiMAX base station MAC/PHY in the market, with
Celestica's open base station architecture initiative (OBSAI)-compliant Remote
Radio Head (RRH) solution accelerator platform - providing a total solution
for manufacturers of large Mobile WiMAX base stations. OBSAI standards have
been established to create an open market for cellular base stations.
    "Celestica is recognized as an industry leader in implementing OBSAI and
we are very pleased to jointly deliver this total solution for manufacturers
of high-end Mobile WiMAX base stations," said Bernard Aboussouan, Sequans VP
of marketing and business development. "Infrastructure suppliers can now get
to market quickly with a high power, high-end solution."
    "We are very pleased to collaborate with Sequans to make this important
Mobile WiMAX solution available," said Randy Clark, Director of Celestica's
WiMAX Solutions Practice. "Our WiMAX Solution Accelerators are pre-engineered
platform solutions that can be customized by companies in the fixed, nomadic,
and mobile WiMAX market to shrink their design cycle and drive faster
time-to-market. The combination of our Remote Radio Head solution accelerator
with Sequans' new baseband technology provides an innovative solution,
compliant with an established standard for base station interfaces."
    Celestica's 2x2 MIMO RRH solution accelerators comprise the entire RF
front end, including transceivers, power amplifiers and enclosure, with an
OBSAI compliant interface. Sequans' SQN2130 chip is a full MAC and PHY
baseband solution that is WiMAX Forum(TM) Wave 2-ready, based on IEEE 802.16e
standards. It supports 2X2 MIMO (2 Rx and 2 Tx, Matrix A and B) and delivers
high throughput as a function of Sequans' unique, patent-pending MIMO
technology, mimoMAX(TM). The feature rich, low-cost, low-power design of the
SQN2130 enables the manufacture of any size base station - femto, pico, micro,
or high-end macro - with no compromise in feature functionality.

    About Sequans

    SEQUANS Communications is a leading supplier of fixed and mobile WiMAX
chips based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards. Sequans is the
only WiMAX chipmaker to deliver both subscriber station and base station
chips. Sequans' mimoMAX(TM) technology combines a true maximum likelihood MIMO
decoder with a patent-pending, low-power algorithm to deliver the highest
possible performance with lowest power consumption. Sequans offers equipment
manufacturers an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality,
enabling them to build a wide range of high performing WiMAX network
components: femto, pico, micro and multi-sector macro base stations, outdoor
and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile
devices. www.sequans.com.

    About Celestica

    Celestica is dedicated to providing innovative electronics manufacturing
services that accelerate our customers' success. Through our efficient global
manufacturing and supply chain network, we deliver competitive advantage to
companies in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial, and
aerospace and defense end markets. Our employees share a proud history of
proven expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the
flexibility to overcome any challenge.
    For further information on Celestica, visit its website at
http://www.celestica.com.
    The company's security filings can also be accessed at
http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov.

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For further information:

For further information: Press contacts: Sequans: Kimberly Tassin, (206)
654-1001, kimberly@sequans.com; Celestica: Kristy Bailey, (416) 448-2200,
kbailey@celestica.com

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