HOD HASHARON, Israel, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced its FourGee-1160 chipset has been certified for deployment on Japan's KDDI network.
The official certification granted by KDDI followed extensive interoperability, conformance and performance testing in order to ensure a smooth introduction of new IoT products and services based on the Altair chipset.
"The Altair chipset certification is a very significant milestone for KDDI as it is the first endorsement of any commercial CAT-1 chipset in the Japan market," said Hiroshi Tsuji, General Manager at KDDI. "The certified chipset by Altair is a cornerstone in this strategy and enables our customers to quickly and affordably integrate low cost/power LTE connectivity into their devices."
Altair's FourGee-1160 is a CAT-1 chipset solution that was built from the ground-up. Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications, the FourGee-1160 features best-in-class power consumption enabling battery life in excess of 10 years, and offers unique features such as enhanced security and a customizable application layer.
"This extension of our long-time partnership with KDDI will help a faster and smoother introduction of IoT services in both industrial and consumer markets," said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. "Japan is one of the most advanced cellular markets in the world, and we are very pleased to have been awarded the certification by KDDI. We are committed to supporting their business as they roll out advanced IoT services in the market."
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor, recently acquired by Sony Group, is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world's most advanced LTE networks. For more information, please visit http://www.altair-semi.com . Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
KDDI Corporation is a leading Japanese telecommunications and a Global Fortune 300 company. Serving 40 million domestic mobile subscribers, KDDI provides a diverse portfolio consisting of managed networks, data centers, cloud, security and system integration. (http://global.kddi.com )
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