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Wavesat to Boost 4G Options in China and Taiwan

Wavesat Announces Distribution Agreement with DigiPro to Deliver 4G Solutions in China and Taiwan


Leader in Broadband Wireless Solutions Expands Presence to Meet Market Demand for Odyssey 8500™ Multimode Chipset


Telecom Asia, Bangkok, September 3, 2008 Wavesat, a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with DigiPro Technology Ltd. to meet the growing demand for Wavesat’s Odyssey 8500™ chipset and reference designs in China and Taiwan. DigiPro will expand the Company’s presence in the region while complementing existing channel relationships.


Wavesat has seen impressive gains in the Asian region over the past year, including recent agreements with the Japanese operator Willcom and Taiwanese ODM Compal. DigiPro will help Wavesat build on this momentum.


DigiPro has excellent penetration with ‘Tier One’ manufacturers in wireless networking markets, including WiMAX and WiFi, as well as major PC and portable consumer electronics suppliers. They also have both the business reach and the technical bench strength to help increase our market presence in this major wireless ecosystem region, said Raj Singh, President and CEO, Wavesat. This partnership will strengthen our presence and augment our channel opportunities, with increased local support for existing and future customers.


We believe Wavesat’s multimode Odyssey 8500 chip is a superior broadband technology and will allow regional OEMs, ODMs, carriers and end customers to realize the promise of 4G communications, said Jason Wu, President, DigiPro. Our strong engineering focus and local support combined with Wavesat’s Odyssey portfolio offers the right solution of performance, power and cost to consumer device manufactures throughout the region.


About the Odyssey 8500™ Chipset

The Odyssey 8500 chipset from Wavesat is powered by a unique 4G multi-core architecture incorporating multiple ultra low power DSPs, offering flexibility, high performance and low power consumption, without any tradeoff. The SOC manufactured using advanced Embedded DRAM technology requires no external memory, thus saving customers valuable real estate, cost and power consumption for very small form-factor portable and mobile applications such as wireless USB dongle, mobile handsets and other consumer electronic devices.


About DigiPro

DigiPro is a professional semiconductor and electronic component distribution company in the Asia Pacific region, specialized in design-in oriented products. Our sales network covers Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in various application areas including PC, Wireless, Consumer, Communications and Multimedia. For more information, please visit www.digipro-tech.com


About Wavesat

Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, and XG-PHS today and to migrate seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE. Wavesat is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum. For more information, please visit www.wavesat.com.


For more info:


Wavesat

Veronica Farmer

Marketing Communications

T +1 514.684.0200, ext. 388

M +1 613.862.3346

vfarmer@wavesat.com


Mike Newsom

LouVan Communications

T +1 508.541.9036

M +1 617.803.5385

louvanpr@comcast.net

AIM: louvanpr

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