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Sierra Wireless

Company nameSierra Wireless, Inc.
Company typePublic
Nasdaq - SWIR, Tsx - SW
IndustryCommunication equipment
FoundedVancouver, BC (1993)
HeadquartersRichmond, BC, Canada
Key peopleCharles Levine (Chairman of the Board), Jason W. Cohenour (CEO)
ProductsWireless PC cards, ruggedized modems, embedded modules
Revenue(+)$526.4 million USD (2009)
Employees905

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Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq - SWIR, Tsx - SW) is a wireless communications equipment designer and manufacturer, founded in 1993 and currently headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Sierra Wireless 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 Sierra Wireless for reliable wireless technology. Sierra Wireless offers 2G, 3G and 4G mobile broadband wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services.

Sierra's products are sold through indirect channels, such as wireless operators (e.g., AT&T Mobility, TELUS, Sprint and Verizon Wireless), resellers, and OEMs.

On March 6, 2007, Sierra Wireless announced its purchase of Hayward, California-based AirLink Communications, a privately held developer (and supplier) of wireless data solutions, for $27 million in cash and stock.

On August 5, 2008, Sierra Wireless announced its purchase of Junxion, producers of the Linux-based mobile wireless access points and network routers.

In October 2008, Sierra Wireless was named one of BC's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by The Vancouver Sun, The Province and the Victoria Times-Colonist.

In December 2008, Sierra Wireless made a friendly all-cash bid to acquire Wavecom for $275 million.

Sierra is a member of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association.


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