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)

36

Industries

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

Company Description

Sequans Communications SA is a developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for massive, broadband, and critical IoT. For 5G and 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 low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability; For 5G and 4G broadband and critical IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4 and Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. The company was founded by Georges Karam and Bertrand Debray in September 2003 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

Founder

Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Massive IOT

Executive Vice President-Worldwide Sales

Vice President-Key Accounts & Carrier Management

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Head-Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Founder at Sequans Communications SA

Co-Founder & General Partner at Wild West Capital LLC

Executive Partner at Siris Capital

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Applied Science Products, Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer at HTC Corp.

Managing Partner at Cedexis, Inc.

Founder at Telsima Corp.

Chairman at Maradin Ltd.

Investment Director at BPIFrance Investissement SAS

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AWM Investment uses a number of investment strategies and techniques involving equity or debt securities, including purchasing securities with borrowed money, selling securities short and purchasing and writing listed put and call options. Two of the funds they manages, SSFQP and the Cayman Fund, seek to maximize capital appreciation through general analysis of equity and equity-related securities, while the Tech Funds focus primarily on publicly traded companies that provide products and services in the communications, information and other technology-related fields. The Life Sciences Fund invests primarily in publicly traded equity of companies that provide products and services in health care, life sciences and related fields. The Private Equity Fund invests primarily in privately negotiated and privately placed equity and equity-related securities of publicly traded companies which possess a technological, market or product niche. The Innovation Fund invests in various seed, early and developmental stage private companies in the assisted reproductive technology sector.

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Divisar Capital Management invests long/short in US small-cap equities

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North Sound Management, Inc. is a private family office headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. The firm was founded by Brian P. Miller and provides investment advice to high net-worth individuals and their families.

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Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Clients

SoftBank Group Corp. operates as a holding company which engages in the management of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank, Arm, Brightstar, and others. The SoftBank Vision Fund segment engages in the investment business. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The Brightstar segment engages in the distribution of mobile devices overseas. The Other segment includes Smartphone payments business, Alternative investment business, Fund business in Latin America and operation of the baseball team. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Liberty Global Plc is an international television and broadband company, which engages in the provision of broadband communications services. It operates through the following geographical segments: U.K. and Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central and Corporate. Its products include broadband, WiFi, connectivity products, TV platforms, and TV content. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. engages in the provision of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. It operates through the following segments: Products & Systems Integration and Software & Services. The Products & Systems Integration segment offers an extensive portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, video security devices and infrastructure, and the implementation and integration of such systems, devices, and applications. The Software & Services segment provides a range of solution offerings for government, public safety and commercial customers, which includes public safety and enterprise Command Center Software, unified communications applications, and video software solutions, delivered both on-premises; and as a service, which includes a continuum of service offerings beginning with repair, technical support and maintenance; and advanced technologies, which include monitoring, software updates and cybersecurity services; and managed services range from partial to full operation of customer-owned or Motorola Solutions-owned networks. The company was founded on September 25, 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$200M
Total Enterprise Value
$218M
Earnings Per Share
$-1.93
Debt TEV
0.31x
TEVNet Income
-3.98x
Enterprise Value / Sales
4.25x
Total Equity
$-37.1M
Total Debt
$66.7M
EBITDAMargin
-39.76%
EBITDA
$-20.4M
Net Profit
$-54.8M
Revenue
$51.3M
Investors
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Sofimac Innovation is an active manager which prefers to invest equity to create or grow limited liability companies in the ICT sector. The firm invests principally in France and Western European countries because they believe that geographical proximity between investee companies and their team is necessary to provide effective support.Sofimac Innovation typically invests €0.5-€1.5 million in the first round in early-stage companies and €0.5-€3 million with co-investors in subsequent rounds when necessary. The firm works in partnership with their investee companies, providing expertise to support them in assessing and positioning their new technology in their competitive environment, measuring and developing the managing team's potential for success and building the foundations that will allow the company to transform the initial concept into reality.Sofimac Innovation aims to invest in companies which have a technological innovation with growth potential, a quality management team, technological intensity and barriers to entry (including intellectual property rights ownership), a large target market with significant growth potential, a robust marketing strategy and a project in its final stage of development.

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Amundi PEF is an active multi-manager which utilizes in-house quantitative analysis tools to manage a range of private equity funds and unlisted infrastructure funds. Their proprietary database provides market coverage by geography, size of company and development stage.The firm manages a range of direct funds with distinct investment strategies and expertise, typically taking minority stakes of EUR 1-6 million in expansion capital/capital transmission transactions in medium-sized companies in Eastern Europe and EUR 5-15 million in North African expansion capital/capital transmission transactions.They employ a multi-sector approach to invest an initial EUR 1-2 million in new technology ventures, mainly in France, focusing on information technologies and communications and engineering sciences. They invest up to EUR5 million in subsequent financing rounds.Amundi PEF invests an initital EUR 1-2 million in biotechnology companies in Europe and the US and up to EUR10 million in subsequent financing rounds.

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Serena Capital is an active venture capital investment manager focused on the information & technology services, internet & software, big data and articial intelligence sectors. The firm invests in technology-driven French and European startups with high growth potential. They target early-stage companies and aim to invest between EUR 1 and 4 million, exceptionally up to EUR 8 million.

Suppliers
Imagination Technologies Group Ltd. Computer Software | Kings Langley, United Kingdom

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Taiwan

Established in 1987, TSMC is the world's first dedicated semiconductor foundry. As the founder and a leader of the Dedicated IC Foundry segment, TSMC has built its reputation by offering advanced and "More-than-Moore" wafer production processes and unparalleled manufacturing efficiency. From its inception, TSMC has consistently offered the foundry segment's leading technologies and TSMC COMPATIBLE® design services. TSMC has consistently experienced strong growth by building solid partnerships with its customers, large and small. IC suppliers from around the world trust TSMC with their manufacturing needs, thanks to its unique integration of cutting-edge process technologies, pioneering design services, manufacturing productivity and product quality. The company's total managed capacity reached 15.1 million eight-inch equivalent wafers in 2012. TSMC operates three advanced 12-inch wafer fabs, four eight-inch wafer fabs, and one six-inch wafer fab in Taiwan. TSMC also manages two eight-inch fabs at wholly owned subsidiaries: WaferTech in the United States and TSMC China Company Limited. TSMC also obtains eight-inch wafer capacity from other companies in which the Company has an equity interest. To better manage its long-term strategic growth, TSMC is investing in lighting and solar energy related-industries. With differentiated technology offerings and unique value propositions, TSMC will aggressively pursue new opportunities in these fields. TSMC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) under ticker number 2330, and its American Depositary Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "TSM".

JCET Group Co., Ltd. Semiconductors | Jiangyin, China

JCET Group Co., Ltd. is engaged in the research, development, production and sale of general industry products, integrated circuit, semiconductor, electronic parts and special electronics. It is also engaged in electric and gas installation, operating company-made electric goods, complete set of equipment and related technology export. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Jiangyin, China.

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

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.

Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd. Electrical Products - Shenzhen, China

Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of information and communication technology solutions. It operates through the following segments: Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

MediaTek, Inc. Semiconductors - Hsinchu, Taiwan

Company Overview MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai.

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