Verizon Wireless certifies Altair chipset directly – RCR Wireless

RCR Wireless August 30, 2012 By Martha DeGrasse Altair Semiconductor says Verizon Wireless has certified its 4G LTE chipset directly, instead of certifying individual devices that use the chip. “This is a strategic milestone,” says Eran Eshed, co-founder of Israel’s Altair. (Eran Eshed joins RCR today at 1:00pm CST on our RCR Mobilist series on […]

Altair Semiconductor Chipsets Now Operational on 450MHz Frequency Band

Becomes first chipset provider to announce support for LTE over this spectrum, joining leading infrastructure vendors who have committed to providing LTE solutions for 450MHz HOD HASHARON, Israel, November 14, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (, 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 is now capable […]

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Interview with Chee Kwan of Altair at LTE Asia 2012 – bnetTV

bnetTV October 30, 2012 (Click image to view video interview) bnetTV speaks with Chee Kwan from Altair at the 2012 LTE Asia show held in Singapore and gets a overview of the company and their products. Altair today invited its customers to participate in a beta testing program for HyperWorks 12.0, a new version of […]

Around the World in Nine Blog Posts – Post 7 – India

When it comes to LTE, there may be no market as fascinating to observe as India. First, it’s a huge market, and anyone who is going to be involved there will be involved in a BIG way. Second, pricing is a major issue. The pressure to keep costs/prices low is based on necessity. Simply put, […]

Altair Chipsets to Power Devices Across China as Part of China Mobile's TD-LTE Commercial Trial Network Expansion

HOD HASHARON, Israel, December 11, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (, 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 China Mobile to power LTE devices from leading OEMs to be used in the next phase of China Mobile’s large-scale trial of TD-LTE technology in […]

Interview with Eran Eshed of Altair at LTE North America 2012 – RCR Wireless

RCR Wireless December 13, 2012 Recently, Verizon certified Altair’s single mode, LTE silicon solution platform. This is the first time Verizon has approved an LTE only chip set. For data applications, Altair’s co-founder believes that over time Verizon will phase out CDMA technology. The disruptive pricing of single mode LTE silicon solutions will accelerate a […]

Altair makes the case for the single-mode LTE market – Maravedis Rethink

Maravedis Rethink November 20, 2012 By Caroline Gabriel The essence of being a successful small challenger in the chip industry is to identify trends before they happen and take a position, rather than like spotting an obscure stock and investing early. Selecting markets which will deliver growth, but will be ignored – at least for […]

SK Telecom CTO dishes on small cells, LTE-Advanced and RCS – FierceBroadbandWireless

FierceBroadbandWireless December 20, 2012 On the Hot Seat with Byun Jae-woan, CTO and head of the technology at SK Telecom. SK Telecom has long prided itself on introducing cutting-edge technologies. The operator’s LTE network already covers 99 percent of South Korea’s population and surpassed 7 million subscribers as of Dec. 12. LTE subscribers presently make up more than […]

Going to Extremes

I was once told that if you are invited to a wedding that requires travel – even for a close relative – you should think about perhaps not attending, and instead taking even 50% of the money you would have spent on travel and lodging, and putting it toward a nicer gift for the bride […]

Around the World in Nine Blog Posts – Post 6 – Japan

In virtually every market we have discussed (and will discuss), there are several key factors that are determining the market’s adoption of LTE: Regulatory implementation Operator speed of 4G network deployment and device availability Subscriber/User willingness to move to 4G Those three issues have driven the markets. But Japan is different. And before I discuss […]

Altair Semiconductor Powers AVM's Next-Generation FRITZ!Box Series

FRITZ!Box Partnership Enables Advanced Home Networking and Voice Service over LTE HOD HASHARON, Israel, October 9, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTEchipsets, today announced that its FourGee Technology will be used by Germany-based AVM GmbH to power the Company’s newest LTE products, the […]

Around the World in Nine Blog Posts – Post 4 – Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is an area comprised of up to 26 countries, depending on which ones you want to include or exclude. But for the purposes of 4G, it’s a region of “1, plus more to come.” What do I mean by that? Well, let’s start with the “1.” Russia. Russia has been at the forefront […]

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