September 28, 2005 03:00 ET

WAVECOM chooses Arrow Dicopel as distributor in Mexico

Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 28, 2005 -- Well established electronics distributor reinforces Wavecom coverage of Latin America

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France - September 28, 2005 - Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Eurolist: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), a leader in pre-packaged wireless communications solutions and Arrow Dicopel distributor of electronic components today announced a distribution partnership in Mexico. According to the terms of the agreement Arrow Dicopal will provide sales and distribution services, as well as customer support for Wavecom's line of integrated GSM/GPRS and CDMA wireless modules and modems.

Arrow Dicopel, is part of the Arrow Electronics Group, a global leader in the distribution of electronic components. Its internal and external sales force, numbering nearly 50 in Mexico, is specialized in electronic components and focused on three target profiles: CM (Contract Manufacturing), OEM (Own Equipment Manufacturers) and GD (General Distribution).

"We are pleased to extend our product lines into the communications area, specifically to the growing industrial machine-to-machine market in Mexico -- Wavecom offers many of our target customers a strong portfolio of innovative, cost-effective wireless solutions," said Claudio Bortoluz, President of Dicopel."

"Arrow Dicopel is exceptionally we organized and appropriately staffed to reach the vast array of customers developing a wide variety of machines that now have communications features, said Pierre Piver, Group Vice President and President of Wavecom, Inc." He continued " As part of a larger electronics group, Arrow Dicopel is financially solid and well-established with local players. They bring over 25 years experience in the distribution of electronic components in Mexico to expand our reach into the Latin American market. We look forward to a productive, long-term relationship."

About Arrow Dicopel:

Dicopel, a Mexican company, was founded in 1978 and is part of the Arrow Electronics Group, a leader in distribution of electronic components. Its mission is to distribute and to promote electronic components of the most advanced technology and recognized brands to satisfy opportunely even the most sophisticated requirements of our customers, always with the highest quality standards. With customer service at the base of its strategy, it works through different distribution sales channels to reach contract manufacturers, OEMs, general distribution and PPC. Dicopel has a complete coverage of the industry and works at both the local and global levels for products including semiconductors, passive components, electromechanical components, connectors, and communications products. Dicopel has the infrastructure to get products to market fast with low costs solutions that meet customer needs. About Wavecom:

Wavecom is a worldwide leader in pre-packaged wireless communication solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom's solutions include all the software and hardware elements that are necessary to develop truly innovative wireless devices, as well as the development tools and services needed to bring them to market quickly and easily.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered near Paris in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (PRC), San Diego (USA), and Darmstadt (Germany). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Nouveau Marché) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.

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