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Cinterion Introduces the World's Smallest Solderable M2M Module

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb 14, 2011 - Cinterion, a Gemalto company (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) and the global leader in cellular M2M communication modules, today introduced BGS2, the world’s smallest LGA (Land Grid Array) module for M2M solutions requiring voice and high speed GPRS data. Designed for high volume production, this ultra compact module is ideal for small M2M devices like personal tracking units and portable medical devices that help safeguard health and wellness.
Cinterion had already pioneered and introduced the highly efficient and reliable LGA surface mounting technology, bringing the fully automated production for the state-of-the-art technology to meet even the most demanding M2M applications. Now, BGS2 represents the latest technology trends being developed to simplify the direct link of Near Field Communication (NFC) devices, sensors or GPS receivers to the micro controller of the host application, helping to lower the total cost of ownership for implementers. Like all Cinterion modules, BGS2 meets the most stringent industry standards and comes with full type approval (FTA) as well as pre-certification by the world’s largest carriers to support global functionality and a swift time-to-market.
BGS2 is the slimmest surface mount M2M module in the world,” said Norbert Muhrer, Cinterion Executive Vice President at Gemalto. “We’ve been able to pack the same unparalleled reliability from decades of M2M expertise into this highly compact form factor. Based on extensive market and customer feedback, we’ve streamlined the most compelling features and provided options for dual or quad-band to help make it one of the most flexible and economical modules on the market.”
Additional information on the new product:
BGS2 is available in two versions: Quad-Band with GPRS class 10 (BGS2-W) and Dual-Band with GPRS class 8 (BGS2-E).  Samples and evaluation kits are available immediately with mass production beginning in April 2011.  For more information, please visit: http://www.cinterion.com.

CINTERION is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and combines unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support with a strong portfolio of high-quality GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products. CINTERION is a reliable partner and valued by many vertical market customers for its award-winning modules which enable machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase productivity and efficiency. CINTERION products are carrier and FTA approved and used for industries including: healthcare; automotive and eToll; metering; remote maintenance and control; payment systems; routers and gateways; security systems; tracking and tracing; environmental monitoring and more. CINTERION is part of the Gemalto group (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.

For more information, please visit: www.cinterion.com.


Lydia Aldejohann
Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH
+49 (89) 21029 9123
Ellen Lynch
LPI Communications for CWM
+1 (415) 225 2240

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Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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