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Sierra Wireless Launches New Generation 4G LTE Modules For Notebooks And Tablets

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced the launch of two new AirPrime® embedded wireless modules for 4G LTE networks. The AirPrime EM7340 and EM7345 are based on Intel chipsets and designed for integration into notebook computers and tablets, with a standardized M.2 form factor ideal for small, thin devices. With one of the new AirPrime modules integrated into a notebook or tablet computer, end customers have mobile broadband available at their fingertips, offering an efficient alternative to searching for public WiFi networks.

“Intel’s LTE platform is a very good fit for the requirements of the PC OEM by offering the largest number of bands supported in the new M.2 form factor,” said Horst Pratsch, head of the Product Line Modems & Modules at Intel Mobile Communication. “Collaborating with Sierra Wireless to provide connectivity to our joint customers was a logical next step for us and we are excited to see these products launch.”

The new modules support LTE networks worldwide, with the AirPrime EM7340 supporting LTE in Japan and the AirPrime EM7345 supporting LTE networks in the rest of the world. The multi-region support on the AirPrime EM7345 is especially attractive to PC manufacturers, streamlining their supply chain and allowing them to offer a product that works in most markets. The two modules are also completely interchangeable, meaning the same device design and firmware can be used regardless of destination.

“Our new AirPrime modules are driven by what our customers have told us they need to be successful,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “The diversity of frequency bands used for LTE networks around the world has been a pain point, because large manufacturers had to order and stock several different modules to cover all their markets. Supply chain management is a key issue for our PC OEM customers, and the ability to supply most of the world with a single module reduces operational complexity and costs – it is a compelling benefit for them.”

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