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Green Packet and GCT Semiconductor Join Forces to Develop
World's First Automated Wireless Roaming Solution

Green Packet and GCT Semiconductor Join Forces to Develop World's First Automated Wireless Roaming Solution

GCT's Single-Chip Dual-Mode Solution Combined With Green Packet's Connection Manager Software Designed
to Offer a Truly Seamless WiFi to WiMAX User Experience

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2009--GCT Semiconductor, a leading supplier of mobile WiMAX(TM) solutions to the global market, and Green Packet, a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, today announced a strategic collaboration combining the expertise of both companies to develop a truly seamless solution for wireless devices to roam between WiFi and WiMAX networks.

The solution includes GCT's GDM7215, the industry's first single-chip supporting both mobile WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave 2 and WiFi 802.11 b/g, and Green Packet's Intouch Connection Manager (CM) software. Green Packet's software combines intelligent connection management, seamless connectivity between different network environments, and lifestyle value added services into a single client.

The collaboration offers a powerful combined solution allowing end-users to roam seamlessly between WiFi and WiMAX. This combined solution is ideally suited for mobile portable devices including netbooks, smartphones, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), etc.

Green Packet and GCT are showcasing their solution at the WiMAX Forum Congress Asia (WFCA) in Singapore on April 28 and 29, at booth 83. GCT is also a sponsor of the Live WiMAX Network Tour (LWNT) held in conjunction with WFCA. The LWNT will provide attendees with the opportunity to enjoy Packet One (P1) live WiMAX connectivity on the move in a real-life metropolitan environment in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The collaborative effort of GCT and GP will offer attendees the experience of seamless mobility between WiFi and WiMAX, which promises uninterrupted connectivity while on the go.

Dr. Kyeongho Lee, President and CEO of GCT Semiconductor, said, "GCT and Green Packet are working closely together to offer a combined solution that supports WiFi and WiMAX connectivity on a single-chip. We're very pleased to be combining our expertise to further advance the development of WiMAX technologies and complement WiMAX and WiFi networks."

Kelvin Lee, Senior General Manager of Green Packet Berhad, said, "Mobile broadband is no longer just an idea on paper or a vision for the future. Being always connected is now a reality. With Green Packet's Intouch CM, users enjoy uninterrupted connections as the solution intelligently and transparently switches between WiMAX and WiFi according to connectivity rules set by the user or the operator."

GCT and Green Packet have a long relationship of working together to deliver solutions to the WiMAX market. P1, a subsidiary of Green Packet, recently launched 'Wiggy', a WiMAX dongle enabled by GCT's GDM7205. GCT's GDM7205 is the industry's first mobile WiMAX 2.3GHz single chip solution, including RF, MAC and PHY all into one monolithic integrated circuit.

About Green Packet

Listed on the Main Board of the Malaysian Bourse, Green Packet is a leading developer of Next Generation Mobile Broadband and Networking Solutions. Its mission is to provide a seamless and unified platform for the delivery of user-centric multimedia communications and services regardless of the nature and availability of backbone infrastructures.

Bringing forth best-of-class technologies, devices and services to simplify and enhance connectivity and communications, Green Packet fulfills a wide array of targeted needs by employing its two key business pillars of Products & Solutions and Converged Telecommunications Services under Packet One (P1). For more information, visit: www.greenpacket.com

About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.

GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless semiconductor company that produces innovative integrated circuit solutions for the wireless communications industry. With its proven radio frequency (RF) CMOS and system-on-a-chip (SOC) expertise, GCT provides state-of-the-art single-chip CMOS RF transceivers, mobile digital TV receivers and Mobile WiMAX solutions serving 3G and 4G mobile system manufacturers by reducing BOM cost, lowering power consumption and minimizing total solution size. For more information, please visit www.gctsemi.com.

 

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