Altair Introduces Single-Mode LTE NVIDIA Tegra 3 Tablet Reference Platform

  Altair Introduces Single-Mode LTE NVIDIA Tegra 3 Tablet Reference Platform

First Altair-Powered NVIDIA Tablets to Hit the Market 2Q 2013

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HOD HASHARON, Israel and BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2013

HOD HASHARON, Israel and BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Altair Semiconductor (, the world's leading
developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, today announced that
its chipset has been pre-integrated on the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 tablet reference
platform. The platform has been made available to Altair and NVIDIA customers
as a reference for the development of single-mode LTE tablets, offering
manufacturers a mature, high-performance and cost-effective solution.

Altair's Verizon-Certified FourGee-3100/6202chipset offers single-mode LTE
connectivity on both FDD and TDD variants across all 3GPP bands globally.

"As the industry continues its unabated move towards wide-scale adoption of 4G
only devices, manufacturers are on the lookout for innovative LTE solutions to
differentiate their product offering," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of
Marketing at Altair Semiconductor. "We look forward to continuing our close
collaboration with NVIDIA and to bringing the 4G user experience to consumers
around the world."

The explosion of data-centric devices such as mobile hotspots, Wi-Fi routers,
USB dongles and M2M applications, combined with the massive expansion of 4G
global coverage to the point of 3G parity, is driving strong carrier adoption
of LTE powered devices which do not include 3G functionality. The combination
of 3G's high cost, driven by extra silicon and heavy IP royalty toll, with
narrow-band user experience, provides strong motivation to carriers and
consumers alike to adopt LTE-only devices.

"By teaming Tegra 3 with Altair's LTE chipset, we can offer customers one of
the most advanced solutions for LTE mobile devices," said Glenn Schuster,
Director of Technical Marketing at NVIDIA. "We're looking forward to bringing
more differentiated, LTE-enabled products to market."

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of high performance,
single-mode LTE semiconductors. Altair's chipsets can be found in
approximately 50 end-user devices - ranging from USB dongles to smartphones -
built by its more than 20 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 Follow Altair on Twitter:@AltairSemi

Media Contact:
Finn Partners Israel for Altair Semiconductor
Matthew Krieger

SOURCE Altair Semiconductor
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