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LinkAir Chairman-Dr. William C.Y. Lee-Releases New Book On Wireless Communications

Published by Mcgraw-Hill, Lee's Essentials of Wireless Communications Is "The De Facto Resource for Anyone Looking to Understand Wireless Communications."

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2001-- LinkAir Communications, the developer of LAS-CDMA (Large Area Synchronized Code Division Multiple Access) a patented, leading-edge third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) wireless technology, announced today that its chairman and world-renowned scientist Dr. William C.Y. Lee has released his new book-Lee's Essentials of Wireless Communications. The book, published by The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a comprehensive look at the past, present and future of wireless telecommunications, and it is considered to be the "de facto resource" on wireless communications.

Dr. Lee's book begins with a review of the development of telephones and wireless technologies, then continues with essentials such as evaluating spectrum, how to select a digital system and applications of CDMA. The book culminates with Dr. Lee's predictions for the future of the Internet and wireless. Lee's Essentials of Wireless Communications is part of the McGraw-Hill Telecommunications Series.

"Dr. William Lee is among the elite telecom luminaries and has been a key player in the evolution of wireless technologies from its First Generation through its current Third Generation," said Steve Chapman, executive editor at McGraw-Hill. "His unique insight into an industry that has experienced one of the largest growth rates in the last century has resulted in a book that will become the de facto resource for anyone looking to understand wireless communications from the inside out."

With more than 35 years wireless experience and more than 25 US patents- with 11 more pending-Dr. Lee is considered an expert in developing marketable communications technologies. Dr. Lee spent 15 years as one of the pioneers in developing the advanced wireless technology-AMPS-for Bell Labs. Subsequently, he joined the ITT Defense Communications Division, where he headed the advanced mobile communications system. Dr. Lee also invented and patented a new microcell system in 1990 that increased radio capacity by 2.5 times over the conventional microcell system. A leader in personal communications network (PCN) technology, Dr. Lee led the team that won the PCN license in the UK in 1989 for PacTel. He also headed the application of PacTel's PCS experimental trial in 1993, and under his leadership, the first CDMA commercial system was completed in Los Angeles in 1995.

Dr. Lee has been elected as an IEEE Fellow and has served as a member of numerous councils, including the California State Council on Science and Technology, the US Council on Competitiveness and the FCC Technical Advisory Council. He has earned many prestigious awards, including the IEEE VTS Avant Garde Award, the C.T.I.A. Award, the CDMA Industry Achievement Award, the SATEC Award, a Bell Lab Service Award and, most recently, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award.

During his illustrious career, Dr. Lee has published more than 200 articles and several books on CDMA theory and technology. This is his seventh book, his fifth with McGraw-Hill. The first two books are both required texts in most wireless engineering programs. Companies interested in learning more about Lee's Essentials of Wireless Communications should contact McGraw-Hill via the Internet at http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com.

About LinkAir Communications
LinkAir Communications, founded in 1999, is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Beijing. The company develops leading edge 3G and 4G wireless technologies that will greatly enhance the performance and capacity of wireless telecom systems. LinkAir's LAS-CDMA technology increases network capacity over existing 2G and 3G system standards and significantly improves quality of service and network coverage. LinkAir boasts a world-class engineering team with over 100 leading scientists and engineers from the US, Europe and China. Independently held, LinkAir Communications is backed by a geographically diverse group of technology leaders and financiers. For more information on LinkAir and LAS-CDMA, contact LinkAir at 408-869-2110 or email info@linkair.com.

LinkAir and LAS-CDMA are trademarks of LinkAir Communications, Inc.

CONTACT:
Jerri Barrett of LinkAir Communications, 408-869-2110, or jerri@linkair.com; or
Deborah Massa, 703-794-8585, or debmassa@clarus-comm.com, or
Chris Mobily, 773-975-9352, or cmobily@clarus-comm.com, both of Clarus Communications for LinkAir