Sequans Communications SA

Sequans Communications SA

Sequans Communications SA

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

Portes de la Défense,15-55, Boulevard Charles de Gaulles,Colombes,Paris, Ile-de-France 92700

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

42

Industries

Electrical Products
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
IT Consulting & Services
Semiconductors
Computer Software

Company Description

Sequans Communications SA designs, develops and supplies 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for wireless mobile broadband applications with a focus on the single-mode device market. Its solutions incorporate baseband processor and radio frequency, transceiver integrated circuits, along with its proprietary signal processing techniques, algorithms and software stacks. The company's solutions serve as the core wireless broadband communications platform in devices, including smart phone's, USB dongles, portable routers, embedded wireless modems for laptops, net books, tablets, and other consumer multimedia and industrial devices, consumer premises equipment, such as residential gateways, and base stations. Sequans Communications was founded by Georges Karam and Bertrand Debray in September 2003 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Founder

Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Vice President, Business Development

Vice President, Broadband Business Unit

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Head-Investor Relations

Chief Scientist

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Board of Directors

Founder at Sequans Communications SA

Executive Chairman at Manvenir Systems, Inc.

Associate Professor at University of Southern California - Center for Laser Studies

Managing Partner at Cedexis, Inc.

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Associate Professor at Stanford University

Investment Director at BPIFrance Investissement SAS

Founder at Telsima Corp.

Executive Vice President-Connected Objects at Orange SA

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Sequans Communications SA issued American Depositary Shares (ADS)

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Sequans Communications SA issued American Depositary Shares (ADS)

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AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications and digital entertainment services. It operates through the following segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment includes wired and wireless services to customers who purchased through employer-sponsored plans. The Entertainment Group segment offers video, Internet, and voice communication services through satellite technology and wired network. The Consumer Mobility segment consists of voice, data, and home monitoring activities. The International segment provides video entertainment and wireless services in Latin America and Mexico. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

PCCW Limited (PCCW) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers. PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China. In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$128M
Total Enterprise Value
$170M
Earnings Per Share
$-0.34
Revenue
$48.7M
Net Profit
$-26.4M
EBITDA
$-14.1M
EBITDAMargin
-28.9%
Total Debt
$24.5M
Total Equity
$4.15M
Enterprise Value Sales
3.49x
TEVNet Income
-6.44x
Debt TEV
0.14x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
29.79%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.47%
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Alcatel Ventures invests primarily in US privately-held innovative technology companies in the following areas: wireless communications, computer networking, telecommunications infrastructure, optical components, networking the Internet and semiconductor chips.The firm looks for companies that address large or rapidly growing market opportunities related to hardware and software. The firm focuses on early-stage investments, although they may consider later-stage investments where a minimum return of five times or more is expected. Investments typically range from $500,000 to $6 million per round.

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United Test & Assembly Center Ltd. Medical Support Services | Singapore, CE

United Test & Assembly Center Ltd. provides semiconductor assembly and testing services for a range of integrated circuits, including mixed-signal, analog, and memory for integrated device manufacturers, fables companies, and wafer foundries worldwide. It offers package portfolio, design, package characterization, technical library, package and test development, and engineering services. The company was founded in November 1997 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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Imagination Technologies Group Plc engages in the design, development, and trade of multimedia products and technology. It offers PowerVR multimedia, microprocessor without interlocked pipeline stages processors. Ensigma communications, FlorCloud connectivity, and FlowTalk voice over Internet protocol. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Kings Langley, the United Kingdom.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing

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Competitors
Qualcomm, Inc. Electrical Products - San Diego, CA

QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, and provision of digital telecommunications products and services. It operates through the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses and provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio. The QSI segment focuses on opening new or expanding opportunities for its technologies and supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company was founded by Franklin P. Antonio, Adelia A. Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew J. Viterbi, and Harvey P. White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Intel Corp. Semiconductors - Wilmington, DE

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Semiconductors - Suwon, GY

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