Sequans drives AAEON WiMAX tablet for KDDI in Japan

By Telecom Lead Team: 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications
announced that it is the provider of the WiMAX chip inside the new AAEON TOUGH
WiMAX tablet PC unveiled by KDDI.

The TOUGH business tablet is dual-mode, WiMAX and EVDO,
incorporating AAEON’s technology, Google’s Android 3.2 operating system and
featuring a seven-inch display.

AAEON, an ASUS company, has delivered a powerful WiMAX
tablet and we are very pleased to collaborate with them on this project. The TOUGH
tablet gives KDDI customers super high speed internet access with a beautiful
display in a strong and sleek package,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.

We chose to integrate Sequans’ WiMAX chip in the TOUGH
tablet because of Sequans’ excellent track record in WiMAX semiconductor
technology. Sequans is inside some of the world’s leading WiMAX devices and
Sequans’ chip is highly optimized for mobile tablets and handsets,” said I.J.
Lee, vice chairman, AAEON.

The WiMAX chip inside the AAEON TOUGH tablet is Sequans’
SQN1210, an integrated semiconductor solution. The SQN1210 delivers baseband
and triple band RF integrated in a single, 65 nm die for ultra low power
consumption and ultra high performance at a very low cost. These innovations
enable users to enjoy faster web browsing and smoother streaming media

The chip also features Sequans’ dual transmit uplink
technology, a technology pioneered by Sequans that can greatly improve coverage
and performance.

The TOUGH tablet is the third Sequans-powered WiMAX
device to launch on KDDI’s network.

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