Santa Clara, Calif. — July 23, 2007 — Beceem Communications announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceBroadbandWireless "Fierce 15" list, designating it as one of the top mobile broadband companies of the year. FierceBroadbandWireless editors Lynnette Luna and Sue Marek evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Beceem to be one of the "fiercest," proven by their market success and innovations in the industry.

FierceBroadbandWireless brings the latest broadband wireless news on WiFi, WiMAX, muni WiFi and other pertinent broadband wireless topics and technologies to more than 48,000 wireless industry insiders. Earlier this month, the publication underwent a rebranding; it was formerly known as FierceWiFi.

"Beceem has smartly positioned itself early in the mobile WiMAX space and is already reaping the benefits. Major device manufacturers Motorola and Samsung–two main suppliers for Sprint Nextel´s WiMAX rollout that want to develop their own chipsets–have forged agreements with Beceem," said Lynnette Luna, editor of FierceBroadbandWireless.

Beceem Communications is a leading provider of chipsets for Mobile WiMAX technology and has been paving the way for many companies to succeed in the mobile broadband market. It has made significant strides in the industry with its terminal chipsets for both Wave 1 and Wave 2.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by FierceBroadbandWireless, the industry´s must-read news leader," Lars Johnsson, vice president of business development for Beceem Communications. "The mobile broadband community depends on FierceBroadbandWireless to provide the most up-to-date news along with analysis of major industry trends. It is an honor to be recognized by such a well-regarded news outlet."

The FierceWireless "Fierce 15" celebrates the spirit of being "fierce" — championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. The complete list of winning companies is available in a special Web feature on the FierceBroadbandWireless Web site at

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