Altair Unveils LTE Chipset

Power-efficient chipset developed for mobile handsets, data cards/dongles, and other embedded devices

June 24, 2009

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HOD HASHARON, Israel -- Altair Semiconductor, a fabless chip company developing the world's most advanced 4G mobile semiconductors for handheld devices, today announced the details of its LTE baseband processor, the FourGee(TM)-3100.

The FourGee(TM)-3100, which will be available in Q409, is a fully optimized LTE CAT-3 baseband processor that will operate with devices from mobile handsets, data cards and USB dongles to various handheld consumer electronics devices. The FourGee(TM)-3100 is bundled with a complete LTE L1 and protocol stack.

"The FourGee(TM)-3100 is a key element of our larger LTE product portfolio, which, as previously announced, will include both baseband and RF transceiver chips," said Oded Melamed, Co-Founder and CEO of Altair Semiconductor. "By developing our product for use in both mobile handheld devices and data cards and dongles, we ensure Altair can meet all of the LTE needs of our current and potential customers."

Altair's LTE chipsets are architected using the company's proprietary and market-proven O2P(TM)software-defined 4G processor, which offers extremely high performance at unmatched power consumption levels. The FourGee(TM)-3100 will join Altair's existing products, the FourGee(TM)-2150 for mobile WiMAX, and the FourGee(TM)-4150, for XGP, both recognized as leaders in their respective markets for high performance and power efficiency.

"There is a strong need in the industry today for a small form factor, ASIC based solution for User Equipment (UE)," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development of Altair. "The FourGee(TM)-3100 will be one of the first commercial grade, CAT-3 LTE ASICs in the market, and in conjunction with Altair's RFICs for FDD and TDD, will accelerate the critical trial and deployment phases of LTE."

Altair Semiconductor

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