Sierra Wireless, Inc.

Sierra Wireless, Inc.

March 14, 2005 09:20 ET

Sierra Wireless EM5625 Embedded Module Connects The Falcom 'SAMBA 3G' USB Modem To EV-DO Networks




MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:20 ET

Sierra Wireless EM5625 Embedded Module Connects The
Falcom 'SAMBA 3G' USB Modem To EV-DO Networks

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - Sierra Wireless

Wireless modem offers CDMA 1xEV-DO connectivity with a USB port

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR)(TSX:SW) and Falcom (Falcom USA, Inc. and
Falcom GmbH) today announced that Falcom is utilizing the Sierra
Wireless EM5625 embedded module in its SAMBA 3G USB wireless modem for
CDMA 1xEV-DO networks. The SAMBA is a plug-and-play device that, with
the integrated EM5625 module, offers 1xEV-DO connectivity with a USB
port, making it ideal for those who want to access wireless networks
from computers without PCMCIA card slots. Falcom and Sierra Wireless are
demonstrating the "SAMBA 3G" at CTIA Wireless 2005, March 14 to 16 at
the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana - Stand

"As wireless networks reach data transmission speeds comparable to those
of broadband connections, wireless connectivity has become an appealing
alternative outside the traditional laptop market," said Dan Schieler,
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "Devices
like Falcom's SAMBA 3G wireless USB modem present new opportunities to
offer fast wireless connections to customers in a widely available form
factor, and we are pleased to work with Falcom to deliver EV-DO
connectivity to the market."

"The increased speed of 1xEV-DO networks opens up opportunities for new
mobile information, communication, and entertainment offerings," said
Shane Armani, Chief Operating Officer of Falcom USA, Inc. "Integrating
the Sierra Wireless EM5625 into the SAMBA wireless USB modem enables us
to offer high-speed wireless connectivity to customers that until now,
did not have a viable wireless option."

The dual-band Sierra Wireless EM5625 embedded module provides a
powerful, reliable, wireless engine that can be integrated into a wide
variety of mobile devices and offers "always-on" voice, data, and
messaging functionality at typical data speeds of 300-500 kbps, with
bursts up to 2.4 Mbps. Additional features of the EM5625 module include
enhanced power management to optimize battery life, as well as
gpsOne™ capability, which complies with E911 requirements for
emergency location. Sierra Wireless also offers a comprehensive suite of
integration services for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),
including a Universal Development Kit to simplify the integration
process and accelerate time-to-market.

For more information about the Falcom SAMBA 3G wireless USB modem,
please call Falcom at +1 818-998-9818, email, or

For more information about the Sierra Wireless EM5625 embedded module
please visit, or contact the Sierra
Wireless Sales Desk by calling 604-232-1488 or e-mailing

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About Falcom

Founded in 1990, FALCOM is a privately owned company headquartered in
Germany with full design, manufacturing plants and offices in Germany,
Malta and USA. Falcom is focused on design, development and low or high
volume production of standard and customised GSM/GPRS, GPS, Zigbee,
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based hardware platforms that cater for the growing
demands of the wireless communications industry. With 112 highly skilled
employees worldwide, Falcom is in a position to respond to customer
requirements from concept to finished manufactured products with speed
and flexibility to meet rapidly changing market demands.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless
solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and
lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the
industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded
modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged
vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq, a line of mobile phones
with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals.
For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit

"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "Voq
Professional Phone" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. Other
product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

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