Altair Semiconductor and Ecrio Partner on Cost Efficient LTE IMS Mobile Device Platform

CUPERTINO, California and HOD HASHERON, Israel, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, and Ecrio, the leading provider of All IP Communications Client Software for Next Generation 4G and IMS Networks, today announced the availability of an IP Multimedia Subsystem ("IMS") compliant LTE reference platform based on Altair's FourGee™ LTE chipset and Ecrio's Mobile Communications Client Suite.

A key functionality of signaling and messaging over LTE, IMS is now being used by Mobile Operators in the US to enable commercial LTE services.

"The integration of Ecrio's operator-certified IMS client into our reference platform portfolio is an important component of our expansion strategy in the U.S. and Europe," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. "Our partnership with Ecrio means that we can offer our customers a turnkey, operator certified LTE/IMS platform, shortening their time to market and lowering their R&D cost."

"The opportunity to work with Altair Semiconductor on enabling IMS functionality over their commercial LTE platform is one that we are very excited about," said Michel Gannage, Founder and CEO of Ecrio. "By working closely with leading LTE chip companies such as Altair, we are able to quickly and efficiently increase the market availability of IMS functionality at the device level."

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair's chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices - ranging from USB dongles to smartphones - built by its more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan - making it one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available products. Altair's comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed "O2P™", Altair's products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of LTE/4G all IP communications client software and services solutions for the mobile industry. Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards compliant (3GPP, GSMA) Communications Client Solutions including Messaging Solutions (SMS over LTE), Rich Communications Solutions (RCS, RCS-e), Voice Solutions (VoLTE - Voice over LTE) and Video Solutions (Video Sharing and Calling).  The Company's Mobile Communications Client Suite is built on a robust, scalable, carrier grade, SIP/IMS Client Framework that has been deployed on more than 50 million handsets. Ecrio's customers include industry leaders such as NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless. For more information, please visit http://www.ecrio.com

Media Contact:

Finn Partners Israel for Altair Semiconductor
Matthew Krieger
+972-544-676-950
matthew@finnpartners.co.il


SOURCE Altair Semiconductor



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