Sequans’ Second Generation LTE Semiconductor Technology Adopted By Seowon Intech For Three New LTE End User Devices

Seowon Intech, a Korean manufacturer of consumer electronics devices, has produced three LTE end user devices based on Sequans’ new generation LTE semiconductor solutions. The three new devices – a USB modem, an indoor CPE, and a mobile router – are based on Sequans’ SQN3120 baseband SOC and SQN3140 RFIC. The new Seowon devices combine all the benefits of Sequans’ SQN3120 chip, including high LTE throughput and low power consumption, with Seowon’s unique design elements, resulting in highly functional LTE end user devices.

“We used Sequans’ LTE chips for these new products because they are very efficient and compact,” said Mr. J. Y. Kim, CEO, Seowon Intech. “We were able to add LTE connectivity to these new devices quickly and cost-effectively.”

Sequans’ SQN3120 is the baseband plus applications processor chipset at the heart of Sequans’ second generation LTE platform, Mont Blanc, which is specifically optimized for the design of hostless USB modems, CPE, and mobile routers or hotspots. SQN3140 is Sequans’ companion RF chip that operates in the TDD LTE bands, 38, 40, 41, 42, and 43, and combines with the SQN3120 to provide a total baseband plus RF LTE solution. Mont Blanc comprises baseband and RF chips supporting global FDD and/or TDD LTE networks, reference designs, and comprehensive software for a truly universal LTE semiconductor solution.

Seowon product descriptions

The new Seowon LTE devices operate in LTE bands 7, 38, 40, and 41 and deliver LTE throughput of up to 150 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink.

USB Modem SLU-110AA small and solid LTE USB modem providing plug and play LTE connectivity for laptops.

Indoor CPE SLC-110ACombines LTE data connectivity with Wi-Fi and voice in a compact desktop unit, delivering high quality voice with call waiting/transfer/forward capabilities.

Mobile Router SLR-110ACombines LTE with Wi-Fi for hotspot capability in a small and sleek form factor.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Seowon on these new LTE devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “The new designs have a very modern and compact style, while delivering the latest in LTE functionality.”

The new Sequans-powered Seowon LTE devices will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27 – March 1, in Sequans’ booth 2G11.

About Seowon Intech

Seowon Intech is a leading provider of wireless communications solutions and device components of the mobile phone. Its comprehensive portfolio of groundbreaking technologies is designed to give power and pleasure to people of mobile lifestyle. For more information please visit www.seowonintech.co.kr or email: lte@seowonintech.co.kr.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans is based in Paris, France, with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. www.sequans.com; Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans

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