Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) embedded wireless modules to provide integrated 3G mobile broadband connectivity for ThinkPad laptops

March 22, 2011

ORLANDO, March 22 /PRNewswire/ – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today
announced that Lenovo has selected Sierra Wireless to provide embedded
3G connectivity in the latest generation of Lenovo ThinkPad
professional-grade laptop computers. The embedded Sierra Wireless
AirPrime(TM) MC8355 embedded module offers Lenovo laptop customers with an
online connection that roams worldwide and is always just a click away.

Sierra Wireless and Lenovo first collaborated to deliver 3G-embedded
enterprise laptops to the market in late 2005. In addition to the
modules, Sierra Wireless provides professional services to Lenovo,
including integration, testing and certification support.

“Lenovo has a well-deserved reputation for leadership in providing
enterprise customers with high-quality fully featured laptops,” said
Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile
Computing for Sierra Wireless. “We are pleased to renew our
collaboration with the company in delivering fast, reliable wirelessly
connected devices that enable mobile professionals to stay in touch and
maintain their productivity from wherever they need to be.”

Sierra Wireless will showcase a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 laptop with a
Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8355 embedded module in its booth (1670) at
CTIA Wireless, which starts today and runs through March 24 at the
Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8355 and MC8305 embedded wireless modules

The AirPrime(TM) MC8355 and its companion, the AirPrime MC8305, are based
on the Gobi3000(TM) reference design by Qualcomm. The AirPrime MC8305 is a
single-mode HSPA module, and the AirPrime MC8355 is a dual-mode
version, offering support for both HSPA and CDMA networks. Both modules
offer download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps and uploads of up to 5.76
Mbps. Ideal for integration into laptops or tablets, both modules allow
device manufacturers to take advantage of high speed mobile networks,
embedded GPS capabilities and a Gobi application programming interface
(API), which allows enterprise customers to continue to leverage custom
applications built for previous versions of Gobi across the new
platforms. In addition, Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager is
made available to AirPrime mobile computing customers, providing an
intuitive user interface to manage the wireless connection and leverage
features like the GPS connection for location-based information.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded
wireless modules, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirPrime.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or
email sales@sierrawireless.com.

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile
computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and
solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular
networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers,
enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us
for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless
modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of
software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can
successfully bring wireless applications to market.  For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

“AirPrime” and “Watcher” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other
product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of
their respective owners.

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will be realized.

SOURCE Sierra Wireless, Inc.

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