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Icera Powers Bandrich 21Mbps HSPA+ and Wi-Fi Pocket Router

November 11, 2010

BRISTOL, England, November 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Icera Inc., the
Mobile Broadband semiconductor company, has today announced that its
Livanto(R) HSPA+ soft modem is driving BandRich’s new embedded HSPA+ and
Wi-Fi Pocket Router, the PR39, which delivers up to 21Mbps peak data rates
downlink and 5.6Mbps uplink.

The Bandrich PR39 Pocket Router is a mobile hotspot device which creates
a personal cloud of high-speed internet connectivity that can be shared
between up to five users or five Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops,
printers, cameras, music players and gaming devices. With a small and sleek
design, the PR39 is secure and easy to use, featuring an OLED LCD screen to
show the device status and to communicate special messages. It also provides
16 gigabytes of microSD memory storage with a rechargeable battery for up to
4 hours of continuous use.

Dr. Wen-Yi Kuo, CEO of BandRich, commented: “We selected Icera’s
Livanto(R) chipset for our HSPA+ Pocket Router because its innovative soft
modem technology enables us to bring exciting new products to market faster
and more cost-effectively, delivering enhanced mobile broadband performance
to our operator customers.”

Stan Boland, President & CEO of Icera Inc., said: “We are delighted to
have been selected once again by Bandrich for their new Pocket Router. Our
unique, high performance soft modem technology delivers outstanding user
experience with unparalleled network efficiency, helping mobile operators
meet consumers’ insatiable demand for mobile data. Icera’s additional
advantage to manufacturers is to offer 21Mbps HSPA+ as a software upgrade to
our existing HSPA platform, using the same silicon, saving design time and
cost, and enabling our customers to get products to market faster.”

Bandrich’s PR39 Pocket Router is available in Saudi Arabia on the Mobily
network at http://www.mobily.com.sa/wps/portal

About Icera

Icera is a fabless semiconductor company, pioneering software-defined
modem chipsets for the fast growing smartphone and Mobile Broadband device
markets. Icera technology delivers the highest performance modem solutions
with the smallest silicon die size for smartphones, USB dongles, tablets and
netbooks. Icera technology supports 4G (LTE), 3G (HSPA) and 2G standards.
Founded in 2002, Icera is headquartered in the UK, with design locations in
the UK, France, USA and China, with customer engineering and sales offices in
Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, visit the Icera web site at
http://www.icerasemi.com.

About BandRich Inc.

BandRich Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is a telecom operator
certified supplier, focusing on providing the value brought by
LTE/HSPA+/HSDPA/HSUPA mobile products. With strong engineering,
manufacturing, and quality control capabilities, BandRich is able to provide
customers with the most cost-effective and feature rich products, as well as
services and support. BandRich’s 3.5G products have been successfully
deployed worldwide with great user feedback. BandRich designs and
manufactures advanced 3.5G & LTE modems, modules, routers and field test
solution products.

For more information, please visit http://www.bandrich.com.

SOURCE Icera Inc


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