Modacom adopts Sequans’ LTE chips to design LTE user devices

Telecom Lead America: Sequans Communications announced that Modacom, a Korean maker of wireless broadband data communications devices, has adopted its LTE chips to design LTE user devices.

“Sequans’ LTE chipset technology provides the very best in LTE throughput and other advanced features, enabling us to build LTE devices with very high performance,” said a Modacom representative.

Modacom is using Sequans latest SQN3100 series semiconductor solutions, part of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE product family for high performance LTE devices.

Meanwhile, the 4G chip provider Sequans Communications has unveiled StreamliteLTE, a LTE semiconductor solution.

The LTE semiconductor solution by Sequans is expected to offer the right size at the right cost to enable affordable consumer electronics (CE) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices for the mass market.

StreamliteLTE products are designed to offer the required level of performance for this market plus ultra low power consumption at a low total cost.

“We established StreamliteLTE because we recognized the need for chip solutions that fit the large and growing market for LTE Internet-connected devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.

Digital cameras, e-readers, portable gaming devices and digital signs require a price/performance ratio different from that required by high-end smartphones and tablets. StreamliteLTE solutions are designed to meet this requirement by providing designers with the perfect level of performance and features needed for this market.

ABI Research said LTE-enabled CE devices are a natural evolution of WiFi-enabled CE devices and they forecast that the LTE-connected devices market, which includes CE, M2M, and other non-handset devices, will account for more than 30 percent of the overall LTE market by 2016.

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