New Fujitsu Siemens Computers LIFEBOOK professional notebooks offer mobile broadband connectivity from Sierra Wireless

    Continued collaboration between Sierra Wireless and Fujitsu Siemens
    Computers to deliver new AirCard Enabled(TM) platforms and GPS support
    for highly-regarded LIFEBOOK product line

    Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless
(NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has
once again selected Sierra Wireless embedded modules to provide HSPA network
connectivity to selected models in the LIFEBOOK product line of professional
notebook computers. New platforms incorporating Sierra Wireless modules are
expected to roll out over the course of 2008, including the new LIFEBOOK
P8010, which is scheduled for commercial launch in March. The LIFEBOOK P8010
notebook is featured this week in the Sierra Wireless pavilion at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona (located at AV99, on the Avenue).
    "Sierra Wireless advanced technology and excellent design made it the
right choice for our LIFEBOOK notebook series," said Andreas Thimmel, Senior
Vice President Volume Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
    "The fully featured LIFEBOOK notebook line is highly regarded around the
world for its performance and innovation," said Jim Lahey, vice president,
EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "We highly value our collaboration with Fujitsu
Siemens Computers, and look forward to continuing to work with the company to
provide mobile professionals across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with
reliable integrated mobile broadband solutions that enable them to work from
wherever they need to be."
    Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the first PC OEM to utilize the GPS
capability included in Sierra Wireless embedded modules, with a software
application that supports the extension of location based services to upcoming
notebooks. When supported by the mobile broadband network operator, this
capability could provide features such as local find and locate for services
such as fuel stations and restaurants, or navigation assistance using common
software tools.

    Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules

    Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSPA networks offer tri-band
UMTS/HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on mobile
broadband networks worldwide, as well as Receive Diversity and GPS support.
Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals,
and other devices requiring high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, Sierra
Wireless embedded modules are fully shielded and offer an operating
temperature range of -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications.
    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(R) line of PC card
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless embedded modules please
visit To contact the
Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

    Note to editors:
    To view and download images of Sierra Wireless products, please visit

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect
people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company
offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original
equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise
in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark, and "AirCard Enabled" is a
trademark, of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein
may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    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.

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For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email:

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