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CDMA Development Group Announces Device Corner, an Online Marketplace for Smart Wireless Modules and Devices

Industry-First Storefront Seeks to Enable the Rapid Growth in Machine-to-Machine Communications

SHANGHAI — June 2, 2010 — The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) today announced a new initiative intended to enable the growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications via an online marketplace for smart wireless modules and devices. The free Web-based portal, called Device Corner (www.devicecorner.com), will allow buyers and sellers to exchange information about CDMA2000® and multi-mode modules and devices, including integrated solutions. The CDG is encouraging module providers, system integrators and resellers to sign up on the pre-launch site immediately to assist testing and to develop a large selection of products for the official Device Corner launch, expected later in 2010.

“Since forming our M2M Special Interest Group in 2009, the need for a one-stop shop for smart wireless devices has become abundantly clear,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Our members are looking to take advantage of widespread CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO networks and services, as CDMA will be an enabling technology for these connected devices in a variety of industries.”

Device Corner will allow registered sellers to post information about products for free, and permit potential buyers to view that information without registration. If a viewer finds that a module or solution will fit his unique needs, he would complete a simple and free registration before receiving information about contacting the seller. Likewise, registered buyers may post information about their unique needs and solutions providers can obtain more information via the same registration process. The CDG will not charge for the use of Device Corner or sales made as a result of its use, recouping all costs of operation from sponsorships of the portal.

The market for connected devices is expected to grow significantly over the next decade, prompting industry leaders such as Ericsson to lend their support for the CDG-led M2M marketplace.

“We predict that the number of mobile broadband users will increase from the current 400 million to about 3.5 billion by 2015 due to massive increases in data growth,” said Rima Qureshi, senior vice president and head of the CDMA business unit for Ericsson. “With such a rate of mobile broadband uptake, we envision that in 10 years there will be 50 billion connected devices - anyone and anything that needs a connection will have one - providing exciting opportunities for consumers, society and for our industry in making the all-communicating world a reality. Vehicles such as Device Corner will allow module solution providers from all over the globe to collaborate and meet the needs of each unique vertical market or application.”

Device Corner is now launched in beta at www.devicecorner.com and is open to registrations and product submissions. More information about CDMA2000 and the CDG can be found at www.cdg.org.

About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is a widely deployed 3G technology, with 311 operators in 118 countries and territories serving more than 518 million subscribers. Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are over 522 million CDMA users worldwide. CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is a widely-deployed 3G CDMA (IMT-2000) solution offering mobile broadband to over 142 million people across a wide range of devices. CDMA2000 has been chosen by operators in both developed and emerging markets, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and 2100 MHz bands. More than 2,330 CDMA2000 devices from over 124 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 550 Rel. 0 and 225 Rev. A devices on 115 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 83 Rev. A systems. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at www.cdg.org.

About CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 and other complementary wireless solutions. Its member companies include many of the world’s leading service providers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of advanced features and services, evolution of standards, technical education, advocacy, regulatory affairs, global roaming and device availability. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG industry initiatives.

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