Wavesat Introduces Smallest Package for WiMAX Chip: Evolutive'TM' WiMAX DM256 BGA Package Targets Mini-PCI and PCMCIA Applications

MONTREAL—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 29, 2005— Wavesat, a leading developer of WiMAX silicon, introduces a 208 pin BGA (ball grid array) package option for its Evolutive(TM) WiMAX DM256 Family of Products, the smallest package currently available for 802.16-2004 compliant chips. The DM256 BGA package significantly reduces area size, providing OEM's & ODM's with an ideal WiMAX tool for small form-factor applications.

The small (15 x 15mm) DM256 BGA package, also available lead-free, offers the same low power consumption as the plastic quad package, but reduces the circuit board mounting space by 75 percent.. The DM256 BGA packaging is designed to be the ideal solution for a wide variety of power and space constrained WiMAX applications that require modular, small size and high reliability form-factors, such as mini-PCI and PCMCIA.

"With the smallest footprint in the marketplace, the DM256 BGA package sets the stage for our customers to offer next generation WiMAX solutions using mini-PCI and PCMCIA formats," said Vijay Dube, VP Marketing and Business Development. "These compact platforms will lead the way to low cost subscriber units by offering flexibility, reducing NRE costs and shortening time to market."

About the Evolutive(TM) WiMAX DM256 Family of Products

Wavesat's Evolutive(TM) WiMAX DM256 Family of Products consist of a full-range of standard-based integrated circuits, software and reference kits for the most demanding BWA 802.16 compliant applications requiring flexible product and network configurations. The Evolutive(TM) WiMAX family of products is a complete and cost-effective solution supporting all the necessary features to design base stations and subscriber units for both licensed and license-exempt radio frequencies.

About Wavesat

Founded in 1993, Wavesat Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips for WiMAX compliant systems. Wavesat is headquartered in Montreal, Canada where it conducts research and development activities. Wavesat is a privately held company. Key investors include, BDC Venture Capital, Monet Capital, Multiple Capital, Pac-Link Management Corp., Skypoint Capital Corporation, Solidarity Fund QFL and Sunsino Ventures Group.

Wavesat is a Principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a nonprofit corporation formed to certify the compatibility and interoperability of Broadband Wireless devices conforming to the 802.16 wireless MAN and ETSI HiperMAN specifications and to help accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. Please visit the company's web site at www.wavesat.com.

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