Richardson RFPD Announces Global Distribution Franchise Agreement with Sequans

Sequans LTE Chips, Modules and Development Kits in stock at Richardson RFPD

GENEVA, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, today announced that it has entered into a global distribution franchise agreement with Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS). The global agreement covers Sequans LTE chips and modules, including solutions for IoT/ M2M, broadband/CBRS, and Sequans’ associated evaluation and development kits.

Sequans is a leading developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for massive, broadband, and critical IoT. Sequans’ Monarch family of LTE-M/NB-IoT chips and modules features industry-leading low power consumption and global compatibility, and is operator certified.

“Richardson RFPD is a global powerhouse, and their team of technical experts provides the knowledge and expertise required to help customers identify and select the products they need with a process that is streamlined, intelligent and fully backed by engineering know-how,” said Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans. “Extending the reach of our chips and modules via Richardson RFPD’s wide marketing channels will enable a much larger number of customers to get their LTE-connected products to market faster.”

“Our team is ready to get Sequans’ industry-leading LTE chips and modules into the hands of our global customers who need them for their IoT and broadband LTE products,” said Rafael R. Salmi, PhD., Richardson RFPD’s president. “Sequans’ excellent products, already found in many industrial, telematics, retail, transportation, smart city, private LTE and vertical markets, will be an important piece of Richardson RFPD commitment to the fast-growing IoT market.”

Featured Sequans products now available through Richardson RFPD include:

  • Monarch modules GM01Q and NB01Q: complete modem solutions, each including an LTE-optimized transceiver and a complete Single-SKU™ RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide.
  • Cassiopeia Cat 4 CB410L and Cat 6 CB610L modules: cost-effective leadless chip carrier (LCC) modules designed from the ground up to enable easy and massive deployment of IoT devices on private LTE CBRS networks.
  • CB410L-STK and CB610L-STK: development kits enabling out-of-the-box testing of the modules on a private CBRS network

Additional information is available at the Sequans storefront on the Richardson RFPD website.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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About Sequans

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for IoT devices. For 5G/4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability. For 5G/4G broadband and critical IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at


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