Sierra Wireless launches new generation 4G LTE modules for notebooks and tablets

  Sierra Wireless launches new generation 4G LTE modules for notebooks and
  tablets

New AirPrime® modules are designed for small, thin devices and offer worldwide
   LTE support, streamlining supply chain to reduce operational complexity

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- February 4, 2014

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.”

Samples of the AirPrime EM7340 and EM7345 are available now for testing and
certification purposes. Commercial shipments are expected to begin within this
quarter.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7340 and EM7345
embedded wireless modules please visit
http://www.sierrawireless.com/em_series. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales
Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales.

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is the global leader in
machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent
wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. We offer the industry’s
most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways,
seamlessly integrated with our secure M2M cloud services. Customers worldwide,
including OEMs, enterprises, and mobile network operators, trust our
innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market
faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 850 employees globally and has R&D
centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit
www.sierrawireless.com.

“AirPrime” is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names
mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Sierra Wireless
Sharlene Myers, +1-604-232-1445
smyers@sierrawireless.com
 
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