Japan’s LTE and IoT opportunities

Telecom Asia by Eran Eshed Japan has been synonymous with innovation for decades. Some would say technological leadership is in the Japanese DNA. The Japanese have led the way in cellular technology too: The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched in Japan in 1998. When carriers around the world were focused on voice only (and […]

Low cost LTE could boost operators’ IoT play

Mobile World Live By Steve Costello NEW BLOG: A quick look back at Mobile World Livecontent from this year shows a growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), the sexed-up sibling of M2M that will see 50 billion, 100 billion – keep the forecasts coming – devices of many shapes and forms connected to the internet in the […]

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3.5 GHz: Debate continues on spectrum sharing, band plan and unlicensed use

FierceWirelessTech- the 3.5 GHz band is already being used for commercial services in markets worldwide.That is why First International Computer recently introduced a 3.5 GHz LTE-enabled tablet computer using Altair technology.

12 Startups in Israel You Should Know About

Business2Community By BusinessVibes Israel is home to over 4,000 startups and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Here is 12 reasons why: Altair Semiconductor The world is transitioning from 3G to 4G LTE and Altair is the leading provider of single-mode LTE solutions, playing a pivotal role in realizing […]

Russia’s Yota Devices in talks with Rel Jio, Bharti Airtel & Aircel to provide WiFi dongles and routers

Wireless Federation- June 26, 2014 – Yota Devices, a Russian vendor of products which support 4G LTE, is betting big on the Indian market and is in talks with operators including Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Aircel to provide Wi-Fi dongles and routers.

Elija TF9300 3.5GHz LTE Tablet

ecoustics- Altair Semiconductor and First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) announced the world’s first 3.5GHz LTE-enabled tablet — the Elija TF9300 9.7-inch Android tablet. The device connects to LTE networks using Altair’s newest single-mode LTE chipset, FourGee-3800/6300, which supports a very wide frequency band span between 700-3800MHz.

The 20 Hottest Startups From Israel In 2014

Business Insider – Altair Altair Semiconductor makes chips that connect mobile devices to 4G data networks. Because Altair’s chips don’t support 3G at all, only 4G, it can make its chips far cheaper, $30 compared to $80 to $90 range for typical 3G/4G ones,

Altair Semiconductor raises another $25M in its quest to make dirt cheap LTE chips

Venture Beat – Investors are betting even more money on LTE-only chips. Israeli LTE chip firm Altair Semiconductor has raised a fresh $25 million, led by new investor Jerusalem Global Ventures, the company told VentureBeat. The round, which closed in March, brings Altair’s total funding to more than $125 million.

Altair Aims to Lower Cost of LTE Solutions: Eshed

Bloomberg TV   May 21 (Bloomberg) — Eran Eshed, co-founder of Altair, discusses the company’s 4G LTE chipsets with Elliott Gotkine on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)  

Does M2M Need LTE?

Light Reading – LTE-focused chip designer Altair Semiconductor is betting that a 4G-only modem is a big part of the future of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications…To that end, Altair is working on an LTE-only modem — the ALT100M — for the M2M market in anticipation of more focus on “Internet of Things” devices using 4G.

HP Chromebook 11 LTE Review and Ratings

Computer Shopper – On that score, the newer HP Chromebook 11 LTE is a revelation: Thanks to a Verizon LTE chip from Altair Semiconductor, it’s not only an inexpensive Web, e-mail, and word processing machine—although the “inexpensive” part is considerably more complicated thanks to the need for a Verizon service plan—but one that’s more often able to replace your regular laptop.

Encore’s Routers Certified for Use on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network

TMCnet – By utilizing the Quanta Computer LTE only module and Altair chipset, Encore’s wireless routers leverage the advantages of high speed 4G LTE applications at significantly lower costs to the end user.

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