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Affymetrix leverages iPass Open Mobile for Global Corporate Wi-Fi Access

Affymetrix enhances its enterprise mobility strategy with iPass Open Mobile and provides employees seamless Wi-Fi connectivity on laptops, smartphones and tablet devices

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., August 28, 2012: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi and enterprise mobility services leader, today announced that Affymetrix, Inc.(NASDAQ: AFFX), a leading provider of life science analysis solutions for basic and clinical research, has selected the iPass Open Mobile service for global Wi-Fi connectivity for its workforce.

iPass Open Mobile delivers a service for enterprises that simply, securely and cost-effectively enables employees to be globally mobile from any device. Additionally iPass Open Mobile provides access to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network of over one million hotspots including in-flight Internet and far more hotels, airports, and business venues than any other network.

“iPass Open Mobile allows Affymetrix to deliver company-wide enterprise mobility services to better control corporate data on mobile devices, improve the productivity of the business travelers while reducing communication costs,” said Christophe Culine, senior vice president of worldwide sales. “Affymetrix employees are able to roam globally with over one million Wi-Fi hotspots in the iPass Mobile Networks.”

iPass Open Mobile enables organizations to provide mobile employees with seamless connectivity to the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network, providing a consistent user experience across smartphones, tablets and laptops while avoiding costly roaming charges and expensive Wi-Fi day passes. Organizations gain visibility into enterprise, group, individual, and device mobility and can easily control expense and security to reduce the total cost of enterprise mobility. For more information please visit: the iPass website.

Affymetrix technologies are used by the world’s top pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has manufacturing facilities in Santa Clara, San Diego, Cleveland, Ohio, Singapore, and Austria. The company has about 1,180 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 111 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.