Sierra Wireless embedded modules available in new Fujitsu notebook launched in Japan

    First AirCard Enabled(TM) notebook available in Japan offers integrated
    mobile broadband access to NTT DoCoMo network

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that a Fujitsu notebook computer to be AirCard Enabled(TM) with
Sierra Wireless embedded modules is now certified and available for use on the
NTT DoCoMo network in Japan. With the integrated Sierra Wireless MC8780
embedded module, the new FMV-BIBLO LOOX T70XNX notebook offers the latest in
mobile broadband network technology to keep customers connected to the
information they need from wherever their travels take them.
    This is the first AirCard Enabled(TM) notebook computer to be offered in
Japan, and its availability coincides with the commercial launch of NTT
DoCoMo's new HSDPA "Flat-Rate Data Plan HIGH-SPEED", which allows customers to
purchase data service at a single monthly rate.
    "The Japanese market is important to Sierra Wireless, and one that we
have focused on for several years," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "We believe that the convenience and
superior performance of these AirCard Enabled notebooks will be particularly
appealing to Japanese customers looking for constant, reliable connectivity
on-the-go, and we're pleased to collaborate with Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo to
deliver a high-quality embedded mobile broadband solution to the Japanese
    The Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module offers tri-band UMTS/HSPA and
quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access to enable roaming on mobile broadband
networks worldwide. Operating on the NTT DoCoMo HSDPA network, Fujitsu
notebooks with the integrated MC8780 embedded module are capable of peak
download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds up to
384 kbps.

    Sierra Wireless MC8780 Embedded Modules

    Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless
terminals, and other devices requiring high-speed wireless data connectivity,
Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules for HSPA networks are
fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of -30 to +60 degrees
Celsius to suit all applications. The MC8780 also offers Receive Diversity.
    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(R) line of adapter products.
    Further information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSPA
networks is available at

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    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. With 2006 revenues of $221 million,
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

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "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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