United EMS and Cinterion Strengthen Partnership to Bring M2M Technology to the Global Marketplace

Stacey Vinther Group News, Wireless

United EMS Ltd (now Stadium United Wireless), a UK based provider of world leading design, manufacturing and supply chain services and Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, today strengthened their strategic partnership in the UK by committing to jointly accelerate integration of Cinterion’s award-winning cellular modules in solutions for United EMS’s global clients. The partnership enables both companies to leverage their complementary core competencies to strengthen the manufacturing value chain, increase integration ease and accelerate the time to market for M2M solutions.

“After many years of working with Cinterion and evaluating myriad M2M vendors, we have found the strength and flexibility of Cinterion’s products and team are the best in the industry,” said Tony McFadden, Director of United EMS. “We’re delighted to further strengthen our strategic partnership and are committed to supporting the needs of our clients and partners in China, South East Asia, the Americas and Europe with best in class Cinterion modules and high quality EMS production services and facilities.

This strategic partnership brings together Cinterion’s award-winning, full type and carrier approved modules with United EMS’s proven global supply chain management expertise, variable cost design services and lean manufacturing models. The companies assist clients to cost effectively adopt M2M into their products and optimize global supply chain management providing best in class contract electronics manufacturing services. Together, they help customers cost effectively adopt M2M wireless solutions for a wide variety of applications and industries.

“Our partnership with United allows both companies to optimize design, manufacturing and sales processes so customers can very quickly develop and implement new wireless products and solutions,” said Michael Wallon, Vice President, Cinterion, Northern Europe. “Cinterion’s robust and proven track record in delivering next generation modules on time and to cost is a great complement to United’s leading supply chain management services and together we will continue to expand the global M2M marketplace.”

About CINTERION

CINTERION is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and combines unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support with a strong portfolio of high-quality GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products. CINTERION is a reliable partner and valued by many vertical market customers for its award-winning modules which enable machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase productivity and efficiency. CINTERION products are carrier and FTA approved and used for industries including: healthcare; automotive and eToll; metering; remote maintenance and control; payment systems; routers and gateways; security systems; tracking and tracing; environmental monitoring and more. CINTERION is part of the Gemalto group (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.