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Sierra Wireless appoints Robin Abrams to Board of Directors
Feb 12, 2010 (02:02 PM EST)


Distinguished technology executive brings 30 years of international experience in mobile communications, device manufacturing, and software solutions for network operator, enterprise, and consumer markets

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today announced the appointment of Robin Abrams to the company's Board of Directors. Ms Abrams is a distinguished technology executive with over 30 years of experience in key management positions for some of the world's most high profile technology companies, including Apple, VeriFone, and Palm Computing.

"Robin brings a wealth of high-caliber international mobile communications and solutions expertise that will be extremely valuable to Sierra Wireless as we continue to expand and diversify our business," said Jason Cohenour, President and CEO of Sierra Wireless. "Her background includes senior executive, sales, and marketing experience in mobile hardware and software solutions for enterprise, consumer, and wireless operator markets, all of which are strategically important for Sierra Wireless. We are very pleased to have Robin join our board."

Ms. Abrams's experience in the mobile communications and software solutions segments include time served as CEO of Firefly Mobile, a mobile products company for the youth market. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of BlueKite, a leading provider of bandwidth optimization software for wireless operators. She also served as president and CEO of Palm Computing, Inc., leading the launches of the Palm V and Palm VII handheld devices. Prior to Palm, Ms. Abrams was president and CEO of VeriFone, a global leader in debit and credit card payment solutions. Ms. Abrams has also held internationally focused executive positions at Apple and Unisys. Ms. Abrams earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, and she serves on the board of directors of HCL Technologies, Openwave Systems, Inc., and ZiLOG, as well as on the board of trustees for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

"It is an exciting time to be joining Sierra Wireless, as the company embraces new opportunities in the rapidly growing mobile computing and machine-to-machine industries," said Ms. Abrams. "I look forward to working with the entire Sierra Wireless team in helping to guide the company's overall strategy and further cement its position as a trusted partner for network operators, manufacturers, enterprises, and consumers worldwide."

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is expanding the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications. Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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SOURCE Sierra Wireless, Inc.