Azure Communications Partners with Stretch Inc.

Software Configurable Processors Add Flexibility to WiMAX Offerings

Los Gatos, CA, June 19, 2006 - Azure Communications Inc. (Azurecomm) today announced a partnership with Stretch Inc., in which Stretch will supply software configurable processors to add flexibility to Azure Communications' wireless broadband equipment. Significantly, Stretch processors are software upgradeable, which will allow Azure Communications customers to reconfigure and add features to their base stations as required.

"Stretch brings a unique differentiator to our wireless broadband offerings," stated James Bertonis, founder and chief executive officer of Azure Communications. "Where most WiMAX processors are hard coded, the flexibility of the Stretch design allows us to upload new code remotely, effectively upgrading customer equipment with the click of a mouse. In addition, the Stretch design fits well in our extremely compact architecture and supports our goal of delivering the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the wireless broadband base station market."

"We're very excited about our partnership with Azure Communications," commented Dianne Hilly, sales director for Stretch Inc. "The flexibility and performance of Stretch's processors, combined with Azure's deep wireless expertise opens up a new market that we believe has tremendous potential."

About Stretch Inc.

Stretch Inc. is delivering a family of software configurable processors, the first to embed programmable logic within the processor. Using familiar C/C++ programming tools, system developers automatically configure Stretch's off-the-shelf processors to achieve extraordinary performance, easy and rapid development, significant cost savings, and flexibility to address diverse markets and changing application needs. For more information, visit www.stretchinc.com.

About Azure Communications

Azure Communications develops and markets flexible, modular, compact wireless broadband equipment ideally suited for alternative network operators focused on underserved markets and specialized applications. Azure Communications' products comply with broadband industry standards, including WiMAX, Wi-Fi and DOCSIS and are designed to work with any standards-based customer premise equipment. For more information, visit www.azurecomm.com or call 408.376.3600.

Stretch Inc.
Sacha Arts
Slider and Associates
408.356.3099
sacha@sliderassociates.com

Azure Communications Inc.
James Bertonis
CEO
408.376.3600

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