Fujitsu Siemens Computers selects Sierra Wireless HSUPA embedded module for new LIFEBOOK notebook

    Newly announced LIFEBOOK P7230, with an integrated Sierra Wireless MC8780
    embedded module, is demonstrated by T-Mobile at CeBIT 2007

    VANCOUVER, March 20 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW)
today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has selected the new Sierra
Wireless MC8780 embedded module for integration into the newly launched
LIFEBOOK P7230 professional notebook. The LIFEBOOK P7230 is the first in the
product line to migrate to the Sierra Wireless HSUPA module and is expected to
begin commercial shipments in Europe this summer.
    The Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module offers faster download speeds
than previous models, with peak data rates of up to 7.2 megabits per second
(Mbps). In addition, it is the first Sierra Wireless module designed for HSUPA
networks, with uplink speeds more than five times faster than those available
on current networks - up to 2 Mbps. The faster uplink speed is particularly
important for customers who routinely send large files over the wireless
network while mobile.
    "Embedded UMTS enables easy data access whenever and wherever the users
are. To optimize the benefits that embedded UMTS brings, speed is an integral
part. The improvements to data speed and uplink provided by HSUPA technology
are therefore another important step," said Andreas Thimmel, Senior Vice
President Volume Business at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "We want the LIFEBOOK
P7230 to offer the best possible mobile user experience, and collaborating
with Sierra Wireless to integrate the latest in mobile broadband technology is
a key part of delivering true mobility."
    "Sierra Wireless is committed to developing long term collaborative
relationships with OEM customers - we believe those relationships benefit both
companies and lead to better quality wireless devices," said Jim Lahey, Vice
President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "The migration of the Fujitsu Siemens
Computers LIFEBOOK product line to next-generation Sierra Wireless modules,
and the demonstration of the P7230 with embedded HSUPA technology at CeBIT, is
a great example of the success of those collaborative efforts."

    CeBIT 2007 Demonstration

    A preview of the AirCard Enabled(TM) LIFEBOOK P7230, with the Sierra
Wireless MC8780 embedded module, is featured in a demonstration of HSUPA (High
Speed Uplink Packet Access) network technology hosted by T-Mobile at CeBIT
2007 (Hall 26, Stand A01), held from March 15 to 21 in Hannover, Germany.

    MC8780 Embedded Module

    The MC8780 offers tri-band UMTS/HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network
access for roaming on mobile broadband networks worldwide. The MC8780 also
offers Receive Diversity and GPS support. Designed for integration into
notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other devices requiring
high-speed wireless connectivity, Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card
embedded modules for HSUPA networks are fully shielded and offer an operating
temperature range of -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications.
    Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card modules include a common
comprehensive WHQL-certified USB software driver architecture that provides
superior power management, a dedicated diagnostic channel, and the ability to
enable or disable NDIS or DUN support, providing maximum flexibility to OEM
customers when designing their wireless product. To simplify and expedite
product development cycles, Sierra Wireless also provides OEM customers with a
comprehensive software development kit (SDK) or Sierra Wireless's own
Watcher(TM) software for easy connection management.
    OEM customers can rely on Sierra Wireless to deliver a suite of PCI
Express Mini Card products along with best-in-class technical and integration
support, so end customers experience the same reliable, robust AirCard
Enabled(TM) data solution users have come to expect from the AirCard line of
PC card products.
    Further information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSUPA
networks is available at To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

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    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) develops and markets wide area
wireless solutions for mobile computing. The Sierra Wireless product portfolio
includes the award-winning AirCard(R) 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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statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the
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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
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