Altair Selected by NETGEAR to Power its Mobile Broadband Router Family of LTE Routers

Altair Selected by NETGEAR to Power its Mobile Broadband Router Family of LTE
                                   Routers

The NETGEAR-Altair Mobile Broadband Routers Will Enable Carriers to Deliver
Excellent Broadband User Experience Alongside Toll-Quality Voice over LTE

PR Newswire

HOD HA'SHARON, Israel, January 8, 2013

HOD HA'SHARON, Israel, January 8, 2013 /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, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset has been selected
by NETGEAR to power its line of LTE routers. The first product that is being
developed under the combined efforts of NETGEAR and Altair is the Mobile
Broadband Router (MBR1518), a TD-LTE router designed for home and small-office
use that boasts a high performance Wireless LAN, USB attached storage and
ruggedized firewall.

Given the enhanced spectral efficiencies, available spectrum,and volume
synergies with LTE-FDD; public fixed wireless and mobile operators are
migrating from WiMAX to TD-LTE, resulting in rapid growth of TD-LTE
networks.The MBR1518 TD-LTE router addresses this emerging market.
Simultaneous growth in TD- and FDD-LTE also demands products that enable
operators to seamlessly migrate from one technology to another. NETGEAR and
Altair are focused on delivering such products.

"By teaming up with Altair to develop high speed mobile routers, we will be
delivering, to our service provider customers, highly integrated, feature-rich
single mode LTE and Voice over LTE products," said Michael Clegg, Senior Vice
President and General Manager, Service Provider Business at NETGEAR.

"We are excited to join forces with NETGEAR, a proven leader in fixed
broadband technology, and we look forward to working closely with the NETGEAR
team in bringing to market innovative and high-performance LTE products," said
Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing of Altair. "The
exclusion of 3G technology in favor of LTE will allow us to significantly
reduce the overall cost of the device while maintainingthe superior
performance and user experience of 4G LTE."

Trials of the MBR1518 are currently underway and service providers can expect
a broad product roll-out in 2013.

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 "O[2]P™",
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

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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