Wavesat Inc.

Wavesat Inc.

January 16, 2006 08:59 ET

Wavesat and Taiwan-Based Delta Networks Develop Low Cost WiMAX CPE: Low Cost, Small Form Factor WiMAX CPE Based on Wavesat's Evolutive'TM' 3.5 GHz Mini-PCI Design Available to OEM/ODM Worldwide

TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 16, 2006) - Delta Networks, manufacturer of networking equipment, and Wavesat, developer of WiMAX silicon, software and reference designs, announced today a partnership to develop low cost and small form factor 802.16-2004 compliant CPE. A hardware/software total solution will be ready for OEMs/ODMs before the end of February 2006 and the product will be part of WiMAX Forum's second certification wave in 2006.

The new WiMAX CPE design, available from Delta Networks, will integrate Wavesat's recently launched WiMAX 3.5 GHz Mini-PCI design as well as its proprietary MAC software. Wavesat will assist DNI in integrating the CPE MAC onto Delta Network's modular CPE platform derived from their WiFi product line.

Sam Liang, Chairman and CEO of Delta Networks, explained: "We partnered with Wavesat for their Evolutive™ WiMAX portfolio as well as their unique technical expertise with the IEEE 802.16 standard. The Evolutive™ WiMAX Series is the most complete and flexible portfolio available worldwide for a wide range of WiMAX applications. It delivers the performance expected by OEMs/ODMs while providing the flexibility for quick customization and a cost-effective way to jumpstart their introduction to WiMAX and quickly respond to market demands."

Wavesat's President and CEO, Michel Guay, added: "I am extremely excited by this relationship. Delta Networks has an undisputable reputation for manufacturing the highest quality networking products. Thanks to their engineering insight and production capabilities, they are able to generate high volumes at competitive costs. Our growing relationship with ODMs will yield long term benefits to the WiMAX industry as they have the means to drive down the cost of CPE and enable broad WiMAX market adoption."

Wavesat's Evolutive™ WiMAX DM256 Family of Products

Wavesat's award-winning Evolutive™ WiMAX DM256 family of products is a complete and cost-effective solution supporting all the necessary features to design base stations and subscriber units for both licensed and license-exempt radio frequencies. It consists of a full-range of standard-based integrated circuits, software and reference designs supporting WiMAX 802.16-2004 certification and intended for forward compatibility with 802.16e for basic mobility. Chosen by ODMs and OEMs worldwide, Wavesat products fit design requirements for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) as well as Base Station infrastructures (Carrier's facilities), providing effective wireless connectivity for a wide range of network sizes and coverage from urban to rural applications.

About Delta Networks

Delta Networks, Inc. is an industry-leading OEM/ODM manufacturer of networking equipment and is based in Taipei, Taiwan. Founded in 1999, Delta Networks was once the Networking Business Unit of Delta Electronics and has been in operation since 1989. Since then, Delta Networks has grown into an OEM/ODM powerhouse, with 1,200 employees and more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space. By 2005, total sales revenue has topped over 300 million dollars US.

Delta Networks is dedicated to providing clients with cost-effective products that are superior in quality and reliability. With superior engineering and service capabilities, Delta Networks is in a unique position to help clients satisfy their markets' demand for diverse networking products, today and tomorrow. Please visit the company's web site at www.dninetworks.com.

About Wavesat

Founded in 1993, Wavesat Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips for WiMAX compliant systems. Wavesat is headquartered in Montreal, Canada where it conducts research and development activities. Wavesat is a privately held company. Key investors include BDC Venture Capital, Monet Capital, Lothian Partners, Multiple Capital, Pac-Link Management Corp., Skypoint Capital Corporation, Solidarity Fund QFL and Sunsino Ventures Group.

Wavesat is a Principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a nonprofit corporation formed to certify the compatibility and interoperability of Broadband Wireless devices conforming to the 802.16 wireless MAN and ETSI HiperMAN specifications and to help accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace.

Wavesat was awarded the 2005 Frost&Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and 2005 InfoVision Award for its unique Evolutive™ WiMAX Series. Please visit the company's web site at www.wavesat.com.

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