Altair Semiconductor Successfully Demonstrates its LTE Chipset Speeds and Service for China Mobile Executives Demo was Held During Last Week's Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance Board Meeting

GUANGZHOU, China, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, announced today that its TD-LTE chipset, integrated in a USB dongle developed by AsiaTelco Technologies, achieved download speeds of more than 50Mbps and upload speeds of more than 18Mbps in a live over-the-air demonstration requested by executives from China Mobile during last week's NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Network) Alliance board meeting. As part of the executive demonstration, Altair's chipset provided high speed broadband internet service for meeting participants.

Altair, which is shipping one of the first commercial TDD/FDD LTE chipsets  in the market today, has established a strong leadership position in the emerging TD-LTE market. The company's chipset has already demonstrated the highest performance of any other TD-LTE solution in India and Japan, and prior to last week's demo at the NGMN meeting, has completed several months of rigorous testing with China Mobile.

"The combination of AsiaTelco's strong product integration expertise and our field proven TD-LTE chipsets has allowed us to bring one of the first commercial grade TD-LTE solutions to market," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. "Our customers not only benefit from a very mature and field proven TD-LTE solution, they also get to use the exact same chipset and software platform to serve FDD LTE markets - and in any LTE frequency band globally. This is an extremely valuable proposition which provides us with tremendous market traction."

"AsiaTelco is very grateful to China Mobile for providing us with the opportunity to demonstrate our first TD-LTE product," said Jason Ding, CEO of AsiaTelco Technologies Co. "Our partnership with Altair has provided us with the ability to offer LTE products to the market well ahead of our competition and we will continue to expand our LTE product portfolio based on Altair technology, as well as introduce additional products to our carrier customers this year."

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. The company's products provide device manufacturers integrating 4G LTE technology into their products with a highly power-optimized, robust and cost-effective solution. 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 Asiatelco Technologies

Asiatelco Technologies Co. (ATEL) is the leading supplier of wireless terminal products. Its product portfolio supports wide range of technologies, from 2G/3G and now to LTE.  ATEL was founded in 2003 and now has well established its market leadership. From its inception, ATEL has positioned itself for global market and has done so by providing very competitive products globally. ATEL's products have been shipped to over 30 countries around world.  ATEL's success is based on its competitive product, excellent quality, best service and its partnership mentality. Customer's success is ATEL's ultimate goal. ATEL delivers what ATEL offers to its value customers/partners.  "We offer... We deliver...".  For more information, visit company website at http://www.asiatelco.com

Media Contact:

Ruder Finn Israel for Altair Semiconductor
Matthew Krieger
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matthew@ruderfinn.co.il


SOURCE Altair Semiconductor



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