SOURCE: SEQUANS Communications

April 18, 2006 09:00 ET

Michael Class Appointed VP, Worldwide Sales at SEQUANS Communications

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 -- SEQUANS Communications, a fabless semiconductor company and leading supplier of WiMAX silicon and software, today announced the appointment of Michael Class to Sequans' executive team as VP, Worldwide Sales. In this position, Michael will be responsible for building Sequans' global sales effort, including technical services and sales engineering support.

"I'm enthusiastic about joining SEQUANS Communications, a leading player in the emerging fixed and mobile WiMAX market," said Mr. Class. "The great business opportunities that are ahead of us and the excellent relationships built with our customers are clearly beyond my expectations."

Mr. Class has over 21 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, most recently with Exar where he led the sales team as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to Exar, Mr. Class was a sales executive at IC Works, Inc. as Area Sales Manager for the Western U.S. and Canada; he has also held various sales management positions with Intel Corporation and VLSI from 1979 to 1995.

"Michael has an impressive track record in leading semiconductor sales operations," said Georges Karam, President and CEO of SEQUANS Communications. "Michael will reinforce our management team and help us scale the sales organization to further develop and support our expanding base of customers around the world."

Mr. Class holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from LaSalle University.

About Sequans

SEQUANS Communications, headquartered in Paris, France, is a fabless semiconductor company and leading supplier of WiMAX silicon and software for broadband wireless access. Sequans helps system vendors minimize development expenses and get to market faster with a differentiated and high performance product offering. Sequans' standards-based WiMAX solution incorporates additional features for increased coverage and mobility, thus lowering deployment costs and enabling fixed, nomadic/portable and mobile applications. More information is available at:

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    SEQUANS Communications
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