Sierra Wireless and Flextronics celebrate delivery milestone for automotive-grade wireless embedded modules

One millionth automotive-grade embedded module from Flextronics' Suzhou factory brings total Sierra Wireless-enabled automotive systems to more than two million

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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) and Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the achievement of a milestone delivery: The one millionth automotivegrade Sierra Wireless embedded wireless module from Flextronics' factory in Suzhou, China.

Car manufacturers use embedded modules to provide cellular wireless connectivity in vehicles, enabling telematics features and services such as eCall (emergency call), navigation, electric vehicle management, stolen vehicle tracking, and invehicle communications and entertainment. Sierra Wireless is the number one supplier of embedded wireless modules to the global automotive industry, with a client roster including BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Volvo, Mercedes, Ford, and Fiat. Since 1998, Sierra Wireless has delivered a total of more than two million automotivegrade embedded modules to automotive equipment manufacturers and OEMs worldwide.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Edy Jianto, General Manager of Flextronics Suzhou, said: "We are very pleased to announce this milestone delivery from the Suzhou factory to Sierra Wireless. With more than 7 years' experience in TS 16949 compliant manufacturing, we are proud to deliver the bestinclass electronics manufacturing services that help Sierra Wireless maintain their leadership position in the automotive market."

Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales of Sierra Wireless, said: "The one millionth automotive module coming out of the Suzhou factory marks an important milestone in our collaboration with Flextronics, and also for the new, integrated Sierra Wireless. With last year's acquisition of Wavecom, Sierra Wireless now combines more than a decade of automotive knowhow with additional specialist expertise, including 3G and 4G technologies, antenna design and network certification. The synergies from the integration will continue to benefit our automotive customers, as we develop new, dedicated solutions for the automotive industry."

The automotive industry has some of the most stringent quality and performance requirements in the world, and requires suppliers that can support lengthy design and product life cycles. Wireless embedded modules used in automotive systems must withstand extreme temperatures and thermal shocks, vibration and mechanical shocks, dust and humidity, and they must function in this hostile environment for many years. Automotive requirements were among the driving factors in the development of the Sierra Wireless Embedded SIM, a robust component SIM solution that received the Trophy for Innovation at Peugeot Citroën's prestigious Supplier Awards in 2008.

For more information about Sierra Wireless solutions for the automotive industry, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email

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