|Bruno Mortreux (CEO)
MobiWire SAS is a spin-off of Sagem Wireless. MobiWire SAS was created in July 2011 with an equity investment from MobiWire Mobiles Ningbo Co. Ltd., formerly Sagetel Mobiles (Ningbo, China) due to the fact Sagem Wireless had gone into bankruptcy when it was a majority owned by Sofinnova.
Currently, the company has shifted its focus to mid to high range smartphones and cash payment terminals, as an Original Design Manufacturer for main European Mobile Network Operators and retailers.
Sagem Mobiles was the original name for what is now MobiWire. It was part of the SAGEM (a major French company involved in defence electronics, consumer electronics and communication systems).
In 2008, the SAGEM group spun off its communications and mobile telephony businesses (known simply as: Sagem Mobiles) to focus on core business.
The broadband business was called: SAGEM Communication.
The mobile phone business was called: SAGEM Wireless.
Sagem Wireless was launched in January 2009 with investment Sofinnova and Thierry Buffenoir became its CEO. As an independent company, Sagem Wireless undertook a shift in strategy away from the traditional ODM space of operator-branded low-range handsets and towards the design, developing and delivering of customised mid and high-range mobile devices for global lifestyle brands and mobile operators.
In the spring of 2011 Sagem Wireless was renamed Mobiwire SA and was bankrupt soon after.
On July 22, following the recovery proceedings, Sagetel Mobiles made an equity investment and a partial assets transfer relying on part of the employees and the management.
The new company was named MobiWire SAS. As a white label manufacturer, MobiWire SAS designs and delivers mobile and connected terminal to worldwide operators, brands and retailers with the support of its factory and R&D, MobiWire Mobiles Ningbo Co. Ltd..
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