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Sierra Wireless' IoT expertise and global carrier relationships enable Mobile Viewpoint to bring their next-generation 5G mobile video encoder to market quickly

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading IoT solutions provider, today announced that its EM9190 5G New Radio (NR) embedded module has been integrated into Mobile Viewpoint 's new Agile Ultra 5G mobile encoder . Mobile Viewpoint is among the first companies to bring to market a 5G mobile encoder able to remotely transmit live 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video from sporting, news, and other outside events.

In addition to the EM9190 module itself, Sierra Wireless and its partner, Alcom electronics , offered Mobile Viewpoint the 5G expertise, technical support, and global Mobile Network Operators (MNO) relationships they needed to rapidly integrate the EM9190 module into their encoder and get the encoder quickly certified by MNOs worldwide.

"A fast and secure 5G module that could be easily integrated into the Agile Ultra 5G was a key component of our go-to-market strategy for the encoder. As our trusted partner, Sierra Wireless provided us with a secure, high-performance module, the integration support and global carrier relationships we needed to realize this strategy," said Michel Bais, Managing Director at Mobile Viewpoint. "Sierra Wireless helped us meet our aggressive launch timeline for the Agile Ultra 5G, and deliver our broadcasting and other customers a secure 5G mobile video encoder that they can start using today."

Powered by the EM9190, the Agile Ultra 5G mobile encoder enables broadcasters, video production companies, first responders, and security services to remotely manage live 4K UHD video production from a central location without compromising on video reliability or quality. This allows them to avoid sending production personnel and Outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles on-site to events, emergencies, or other locations, significantly reducing their video production costs.

CP Communications , a live event production solutions provider headquartered in St Petersburg, Florida, partnered with Mobile Viewpoint to test its Agile Ultra 5G mobile encoder in the United States. The CEO of CP Communications, Kurt Heitmann, thinks 5G will accelerate the broadcasting market's use of cellular networks for remote video production at live events.

"The roll-out of new 5G networks, and introduction of new mobile encoders like the Sierra Wireless-powered Mobile Viewpoint Agile Ultra 5G, are going to lead a lot more content creators to adopt cellular broadcasting solutions," said Heitmann. "Today, content creators want to gather high-definition live video content from everywhere. With 5G they have the bandwidth and latency they need to remotely stream content from stadiums, city streets, and moving vehicles back to their control rooms and production facilities. Thanks to 5G, we are developing remote controlled broadcast solutions for live motorsport events that were simply not possible before. 5G is creating new business opportunities for us – it is as simple as that."

"5G is rapidly transforming the world of live outdoor video production and Mobile Viewpoint is at the forefront in driving this transformation," said Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Marketing and IoT Solutions at Sierra Wireless. "With innovative solutions that enable these types of next-generation video and other IoT applications, Sierra Wireless delivers its customers the 5G connectivity they need to unlock more value in the connected economy."

The EM9190 is currently available globally from Sierra Wireless' global network of partners.

For more information, visit:
https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/5g-iot/
https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/networking-modules/

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales .

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About Mobile Viewpoint

With global customers including major broadcasters and TV production companies, Mobile Viewpoint has been global innovators in mobile live streaming solutions for Outside Broadcast and security solutions. With over 10 years of broadcast experience, they continue to innovate their WMT mobile encoders for live streaming over 4G and 5G, and continue as a world leader in developing AI solutions for automated news and sports productions. Based in the Netherlands, customers include BBC, Sky News, Al-Arabiya and the Premier League as well as range of law enforcement and emergency first responders. For more information visit: https://mobileviewpoint.com

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is a leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Companies globally are adopting 4G, 5G and LPWA solutions to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models, and create new revenue streams. Sierra Wireless will work with you to develop the right industry-specific solution for your next IoT deployment whether it is an integrated solution to help connect edge devices to the cloud, a software/API service to manage processes with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to improve business decisions. With more than 25 years of cellular IoT experience, Sierra Wireless is the trusted partner globally to deliver your next IoT solution. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com .

Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog , on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless .

"Sierra Wireless" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Sierra Wireless
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Semtech Corporation to Acquire Sierra Wireless

Creating a comprehensive IoT platform to enable the transformation to a smarter, more sustainable planet

  • Brings together the ultra-low power benefits of LoRa® with higher bandwidth capabilities of cellular for easy to use, interoperable solutions that enable innovation and growth for IoT globally
  • Expected to approximately double Semtech annual revenue and add greater than US$100 million of high margin IoT Cloud services recurring revenues
  • Expected to expand Semtech's IoT SAM by approximately 10x to US$10 billion by 2027
  • Expected to be immediately accretive to Semtech's non-GAAP EPS before synergies and generate US$40 million of run-rate operational synergies within 12-18 months post-close

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Sierra Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a world-renowned Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, today announced a definitive agreement under which Semtech will acquire all outstanding shares of Sierra Wireless for US$31 per share in an all-cash transaction representing a total enterprise value of approximately US$1.2 billion, subject to customary closing conditions. The acquisition will significantly expand Semtech's addressable market and is expected to approximately double Semtech's annual revenue and create a strong and diverse portfolio of connectivity solutions for the growing IoT market, making it easier for customers to find innovative end to end solutions for any segment. The deal is also expected to be immediately accretive to Semtech's non-GAAP EPS before synergies and generate US$40 million of run-rate operational synergies within 12-18 months post-transaction close.

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For the second quarter of 2022, preliminary revenues are expected to be between $185 million and $189 million. Adjusted EBITDA* is expected to be between $21 million and $23 million, as compared to first quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA* of $15.8 million.

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BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and HOZON NEW ENERGY AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD. (HOZON) today announced that NETA AUTO, China's EV brand owned by HOZON, has selected BlackBerry QNX technology to power its soon-to-be-produced futuristic sports sedan, the NETA S . The deployment will ensure the functional safety, cybersecurity and reliability of the vehicle's critical systems while providing users with an engaging, immersive, and digital-first driving experience.

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As part of the agreement, the NETA S will use the BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor for the vehicle's new intelligent technology cockpit, the 'NETA SPACE'. In addition, NETA AUTO's full-stack NETA PILOT 3.0 intelligent ADAS technology will also feature the QNX® OS for Safety , helping realize intelligent assisted driving in multiple scenarios.

"We are pleased to partner with NETA AUTO to create a next-generation digital cockpit system and intelligent driver assistance system for the NETA S. Since its inception, NETA AUTO has always pursued the development of high-quality vehicles featuring both innovation and technology," said Dhiraj Handa , VP, Asia-Pacific , BlackBerry Technology Solutions. "BlackBerry is pleased to empower China's new energy automotive brands with our latest technologies, helping NETA AUTO to expand its footprint for the future of safe & secure mobility."

"The NETA S is a representative of NETA AUTO's level of technical strength and is dedicated to bringing the sedan to millions of homes with new levels of safety, security, comfort & connectivity. BlackBerry is the industry leader in automotive embedded systems, providing us with a safety-certified software foundation, " said Zhang Qi, Executive Vice President of Intelligent Institution, Neta Auto. "In the future, NETA AUTO will continue to collaborate with BlackBerry to bring more convenient, enriched and intelligent automotive life experiences to our customers."

The NETA S has a digital design style that fully demonstrates the power and athleticism expected of a sports sedan. The interior of the model features a stunning advanced intelligent cockpit with a large 17.6-inch central touchscreen, allowing the driver to receive important information via the minimalist display located behind the steering wheel or from the AR head-up display. Additionally, the front passenger also has an exclusive 12.3-inch passenger infotainment screen. Additional highlights of the NETA S include heated and ventilated massage seats, as well as headrest speakers, with a further 21 speakers installed throughout the car to provide an enjoyable acoustics experience for all passengers.

The NETA S is armed with the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform and the highly reliable BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, which allows for scalability and flexibility in its intelligent NETA SPACE . The QNX Hypervisor can consolidate multiple systems with mixed-criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform, effectively reducing both the model's initial development and long-term costs of ownership, while still ensuring industry-leading safety and security.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario , the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems.  BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

About HOZON New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.

HOZON is an innovation-drive tech company that integrates the hardware products and software services based on the R&D innovation, intelligent manufacturing and multi-channel sales service. NETA AUTO, a car brand affiliated to HOZON. NETA AUTO's vision is to "make high-quality intelligent NEVs available for all". It shoulders the responsibility of breaking the norm to make travel more comfortable with innovative technologies and operates with the aim to be a popularizer of intelligent vehicles. Focusing on products and advanced technologies, NETA AUTO is dedicated to promoting continuous evolvement of electric vehicles and playing a leading role in future technology development trends.

NETA AUTO's core technologies are derived from Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang . Currently, the company has cultivated competitive advantages in auto intelligent cockpit, which is called NETA SPACE , autonomous driving, technologies of electrical machine, battery, and electrical control system, etc. and accumulatively applied for over 1,000 patents.

In June 2022 , NETA AUTO delivered 13,157 vehicles, with an increase of approximately 156% YOY, an increase of approximately 20% from May 2022 , achieving a sales volume increase for 24 consecutive months since July 2020 . Specifically, the sales volumes in June 2022 of NETA V and NETA U PRO were 9,147 units and 4,010 units respectively. Moreover, the total sales volume of NETA AUTO in the first half of 2022 was 63,131 units, an increase of approximately 199% from the same period last year.

As a leading force among Chinese NEV manufacturers, NETA AUTO has further increased market share of "Made in China " products in the intelligent manufacturing and new energy field, and strengthened Chinese brand value around the globe.

Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
+1 (519) 597-7273
mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

NETA Auto Media Relations
+86-18501002778
huxiaoqian@hozonauto.com

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