HOD HASHARON, Israel and SAN DIEGO, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Altair Semiconductor, the world's leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, and 450MHz Alliance, an industry association representing the interests of 450 MHz stakeholders, announced today Altair's union with the 450 MHz Alliance. Leveraging its broad portfolio of baseband and radio chipsets commercially shipping globally, Altair brings the economies of scale benefit to the emerging 450MHz LTE market.
"We are pleased to welcome Altair Semiconductor to the Alliance," said Igor Virker, Managing Director of the Alliance. "As an LTE 450MHz band pioneer, Altair brings product experience and portfolio that can help the Alliance in driving ecosystem adoption for this high quality spectrum."
In November 2012, Altair Semiconductor became the world's first LTE chipset vendor to offer a 450MHz-compliant product.
"Altair is excited to be joining the unique community of market leaders, dedicated to creating a global LTE ecosystem for this important band," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. "We view 450MHz as a great market opportunity, and look forward to supporting the Alliance in providing low-cost chipset solutions and driving the formation of a robust device and module ecosystem."
Its low frequency and excellent propagation characteristics make the 450MHz band a very attractive and low-CAPEX spectrum band for broadband access and M2M applications. LTE operated in this band offers a highly spectrally-efficient alternative to legacy CDMA450 technology currently in use.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets. By focusing on 100% LTE solutions, Altair is enabling the introduction of competitively priced connected devices to the market. The company's chips have been qualified by the world's top LTE carriers. More than 30 original design manufacturers around the world have selected Altair to connect more than 80 end-user devices such as tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, and M2M applications. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
About 450 MHz Alliance
450 MHz Alliance is an industry association that represents interests of the 450 MHz spectrum stakeholders. Its members include traditional wireless industry companies such as wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers, as well as companies representing various vertical markets for machine-to-machine communication. 450 MHz Alliance strongly believes in the potential of the 450 MHz spectrum, and one of its main tasks is to help its members to achieve their objectives that otherwise would have been difficult to achieve if done on its own.
SOURCE Altair Semiconductor