|Sasken is a giant in India. Think 'Foxconn' of India. As an ODM leading 'Made In India' projects the continent becomes a possible market, again, where China has won all the significant new ODM biz, especially for RJIO.|
News stories covering India have noted that PRC's political and financial leverage has pressured India to avoid DRC firms in telecom and thus limited project wins by DRC firms - this is to explain lack of sales when Sequans had design wins with DRC firms for Airtel, Aircel, Tikona, RJio.
TODAY's Press Release - notice: "are under design and qualification phase"
COMMENT: I'm hoping this means CBRS-related CPE, hotspots and maybe small cells.
Sequans and Sasken Team Up to Bring New LTE Devices to Vertical Markets
Collaboration targets both SQNS StreamrichLTE and StreamliteLTE technologies May 07, 2018
PARIS & BENGALURU, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and Sasken Technologies Limited, a global provider of product engineering and R&D services to Fortune 500 companies, announced a collaboration to bring new LTE devices based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 and Cassiopeia LTE-A platforms to several vertical markets. These devices include narrowband LTE for IoT devices such as wearables, trackers, and sensors, and broadband LTE devices such as CPE and routers. Sequans and Sasken have been working together to optimize their technologies to address new markets with customized features and functionalities. “Our collaboration with Sequans is based on the development of 3GPP compliant devices but we are adapting our technologies to extend our market reach,” said Ajit Singh, SVP and Head - Communications & Devices BU, Sasken. “We are customizing our Sequans-based solutions to adapt to non-3GPP requirements, such as to cover non-3GPP frequencies, to extend transmit output power, to add security, and to improve operation in challenging environments where additional speed or lower latency is required. Sasken continues to invest in solutions in the areas of private networks such as railways, public safety, and satellite communications by leveraging the knowledge and experience of Sequans platforms built on 3GPP technologies.”..
Several types of CPE devices, with various form factors – especially around the internal/external antennas subsystem – are under design and qualification phase to address various challenging environments. These devices will be deployed in all regions (EMEA, APAC, NA and LATAM)...
Here's some older PR
Remember Airwire? They were named Pinyon long ago.
Pinyon, Sasken ink deal to develop LTE products 24 January 2014
Pinyon Technologies and Sasken Communication are on a strategic partnership to deliver LTE mobile broadband product solutions for service providers worldwide. The duo have developed a 4G LTE WiFi dongle. This AirWire LTE WiFi dongle uses LTE broadband with peak download speeds up to 100 Mbps. The device will be available for mass consumption in Q2 2014.
It incorporates Pinyon's proprietary, patented antenna technology maximizing LTE and WiFi wireless performance, and Sasken's engineering expertise in integrating the hardware and software to expedite the time to market. The product is based on Sequan's LTE baseband and RF chipsets and Marvell's WLAN platform. Pinyon Technologies, mobile wireless networking products supplier with proprietary antenna solutions based upon its patented AirWire technology. Sasken Communications is a R&D technology solution provider...The AirWire LTE WiFi dongle (which looks similar to a fold design mobile phone) ...
Globalfoundries adds new partners to FDXcelerator program DIGITIMES, 19 December 2016 Globalfoundries has announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator program. They are Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics and QuickLogic. .. to provide a suite of services that will enable Globalfoundries customers to implement 22FDX system-on-chip (SoC) designs in low-power applications spanning Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile, RF connectivity and networking markets... The partner program extends the reach of Globalfoundries' FD-SOI ecosystem, ..