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Canary Wireless and KYOCERA Wireless Collaborate on New M2M Products

New KYOCERA Module Offers Design Flexibility, Meets Demand for CDMA-GSM Interchangeability

San Diego, CA & Schaumburg, IL -- (October 23, 2007) -- Canary Wireless, a global wireless technology provider for OEMs and ODMs, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, today announced their collaboration in developing machine-to-machine (M2M) communication products that operate across both CDMA and GSM wireless environments. Canary Wireless’ CDMA-based products will now integrate the new Kyocera 300 Module with an optimized design and similar physical footprint to match Canary’s existing GSM-based products powered by Siemens GSM modules. A recent pioneering alliance between Kyocera Wireless and Siemens enables this new breed of products from Canary Wireless, offering increased integration and design flexibility for a rapidly expanding marketplace requiring global communications across both wireless platforms. In addition, the companies will work more closely in sales and early development phases to bring an expanded and highly cohesive team of design experts together for customers seeking innovative wireless solutions.

“The relationship between Kyocera Wireless and Siemens to increase interoperability between their respective modules gives Canary the ability to easily integrate solutions that operate in both CDMA and GSM environments,” said Steve Deutscher, president of Canary Wireless. “Because we’re working closely with both companies in the sales and design process, we’re able to bring our expertise to customers starting with the concept phase all the way through implementation, which decreases the time it takes to bring a solution to market and ultimately saves money for end-users.”

“Business and economies are increasingly global in nature. By working together, Canary Wireless, Siemens and Kyocera are able to offer products that can be used by global enterprises that have operations in multiple countries and need to operate across different wireless environments,” said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “The M2M marketplace is experiencing tremendous growth partly due to collaborations like ours that enable smart M2M solutions that make communicating and managing operations easier and more effective.”

About Canary Wireless
Canary Wireless is a global technology company specializing in the design, development, and production of advanced wireless products primarily for OEM/ODM customers. Our expertise spans the full range of wireless technologies: Bluetooth, UWB, ZigBee, GPS, WLAN, Cellular (GSM/CDMA/3G), machine-to-machine, WiMax and dual mode handset platforms for specialized applications. Our manufacturing partners ensure that we can deliver quality, cost effective solutions. Our focus is to provide a complete solution for OEM/ODM customers, from concept through delivery of the finished product. For additional information or to learn more, contact 847-565-1046 X206 or info@canarywireless.com.

About Kyocera Wireless M2M Modules
Kyocera Wireless offers a suite of machine-to-machine wireless modules designed to enable real-time communications over CDMA 1xRTT networks. The modules range from the simplified, data-only Kyocera 1xD to the Kyocera 300, which integrates the latest Qualcomm chipsets for a streamlined form factor, lower power consumption, and extended operating temperatures while also adding stand-alone GPS capability to digital voice and packet data communications. For more information on integration tools or developers’ kits, along with spec sheets, sales support and case studies, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com/m2m-business

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, Kyocera Wireless leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2007, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10.8 billion (JP¥1,283,897 million) with net income of approximately US$895 million (JP¥106,504 million).

 

© 2007 Kyocera Wireless Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

 

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
Canary Wireless, Inc.
Hugh Martin
phone: 1-410-560-5755
e-mail: hughmartin@comcast.net

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