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Smith Micro Software And Beceem Team Up To Maximize WiMAX User Experience

Jan 08, 2008
2008 Dubbed as Year for WiMAX Network Launches and this Partnership Enables a Powerful and Feature Rich WiMAX User Experience

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of software solutions and services for the wireless market, and Beceem Communications, a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, jointly announced the successful integration of Beceem's BCS200 Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 chipset with Smith Micro's QuickLink WiMAX Connection Management solution. The combined competencies of Beceem and Smith Micro ensure WiMAX network service providers have proven and commercially ready technology to move forward with their 2008 scheduled launches.

Smith Micro's QuickLink WiMAX software enables mobile applications to run seamlessly on the WiMAX airlink. The QuickLink WiMAX software also supports additional broadband technologies such as CDMA, GSM, FOMA, PHS, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Dialup technologies. Beceem's Mobile WiMAX terminal chipset leads the industry in performance, interoperability and design wins. The proven interoperability with WiMAX infrastructure from all major equipment providers makes Beceem's chipset a worldwide enabler of Mobile WiMAX network deployments.

Pairing these two powerful solutions ensures that subscribers will be able to enjoy an unmatched level of user-friendly functionality and high-speed broadband performance on Mobile WiMAX networks, thus addressing the all important user experience aspect of Mobile WiMAX.

"Providing performance and simplicity in our user-friendly QuickLink WiMAX connection manager is the hallmark of Smith Micro's mobility management solution," said Robert Elliott, CMO of Smith Micro Software. "In working with Beceem's high-performance WiMAX chipset we have been able to deliver a solution that streamlines the service activation and user experience to ensure that there is nothing impeding the mobile broadband experience."

"It is exciting to see how effortless Smith Micro's QuickLink WiMAX connection manager makes the use of terminals based on our chipset," said Lars Johnsson, VP Business Development of Beceem. "The integration of our driver software with the Smith Micro connection manager application allows users to harvest the power of WiMAX instead of navigating user interfaces and hassling with driver installation."

The integration of WiMAX capability into the QuickLink Mobile portfolio came about as a direct result of Smith Micro's recently announced acquisition of PCTEL's Mobility Solutions Group.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communication solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs) partners. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

About Beceem:

Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the mobile broadband market, and the first with commercially available terminal chipsets for Wave 1 and Wave 2 profiles of the WiMAX Forum, that are based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.beceem.com.

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