GCT Semiconductor Delivers Chipset for New Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-fi Hotspot

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San Jose, CA – May 21, 2012 — GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that Sierra Wireless selected GCT’s LTE single-chip solution, GDM7240 for its new Sierra Wireless™ 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, which is now available exclusively from Sprint.

The new hotspot allows customers to share their EV-DO, WiMAX or LTE broadband connection with up to eight devices simultaneously. The hotspot features ultra-fast data speeds and strong in-building penetration, while seamlessly switching between LTE, WiMAX and 3G networks.

“Sierra Wireless develops products for the leading edge of network technologies like LTE, and this frequently requires tight product development schedules. We need to know that the components we select are going to integrate and work reliably,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. “GCT offered a successful, field-proven product that we could be confident would enable us to meet our aggressive product launch target dates.”

“The new hotspot offers a superior customer experience, allowing users to connect not only to their laptops, but also up to eight devices such as music players, cameras and portable game consoles,” said Dr. Kyeongho “KH” Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “We’re pleased that our collaboration with Sierra Wireless has helped bring customers to this state-of-the-art LTE device, enabled by our market-proven LTE single-chip GDM7240, which offers low power consumption, high performance and small form factor.”

GCT’s GDM7240 is currently commercially deployed with the leading LTE operators in the U.S. and various other markets worldwide. GDM7240 is the most mature LTE single-chip solution available today, ideally suited to meet the rapidly growing demands for higher data speed, low power consumption, higher mobility, enhanced applications and global roaming.

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