SanDisk Invests in IoT Ecosystem

Connected World Magazine – SanDisk Corp. has announced SanDisk Ventures, the company’s venture arm, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, www.altair-semi.com, a developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE (long-term evolution) chipsets. SanDisk says its ventures initiative is in place to strategically invest in companies and technologies that will extend the value proposition of flash-based solutions.

SanDisk Expands its Commitment to the ‘Connected Device’ Market with a Strategic Investment in Altair Semiconductor

SanDisk Ventures Invests in the Leading Developer of High-Performance, Single-Mode LTE Chipsets MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the company’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, the leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s high-performance products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to […]

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SanDisk invests in Altair Semiconductor

telecompaper – SanDisk has acquired a stake in Altair Semiconductor, a developer of LTE chipsets. SanDisk’s investment through SanDisk Ventures will help the company further develop the integration of flash storage in LTE devices, supporting the ‘Internet of Things’. Altair’s low-power LTE chipsets enable a broad range of consumer and IoT devices to connect to each other as well as to the cloud. Over 30 connected device manufacturers use Altair chips to power millions of end-user devices deployed commercially on LTE networks around the world. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

FirstNews Briefs: SanDisk, Telefónica, MobiTV, Johnson Health Tech, C Spire

Wireless Week SanDisk Corporation today announced that the company’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, a developer of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, machine-to-machine applications and other devices. Read More

Forget Black Friday, this LTE-enabled Asus Chromebook is available for $200 right now

Digital Trends – With little to no fanfare, the PC manufacturer has started selling a version of its C300 Chromebook that’s LTE-enabled. With this notebook in tow, you’ll be saved from having to always hunt for Wi-Fi hotspots.

Asus begins selling its first LTE Chromebook for $200 on a two-year Verizon contract

9to5 Google – by Jordan Kahn – It’s not the first LTE Chromebook, but… an LTE version of the C300 Chromebook variant is now selling through Best Buy according to an announcement sent over from Altair Semiconductor, the company providing the LTE chip for the Chromebook.

Connected cars and LTE: Where are they heading?

Telecom Lead The connected car ecosystem is quickly expanding and everyone wants a piece of the action. From usage-based insurance, to built-in infotainment systems, the applications and potential value-added services in the connected car market present a plethora of new opportunities for car manufacturers, OEMs, hardware developers and manufacturers, and wireless carriers, among many others, […]

Five Tips for selecting an LTE chipset partner

Electronics Weekly by Eran Eshed LTE is quickly becoming the global standard for next-generation wireless networks. The GSA reported that 260 operators had commercially launched LTE services in 95 countries in 2013, and forecasted that there will be at least 350 LTE networks in commercial service by end 2014. LTE integration is a significant undertaking, […]

LTE Makes Smart Metering Even Smarter

POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL by Eran Eshed, In a world where everything is becoming smart, from smartphones and smart watches to smart homes and smart cities, having metering systems that require on-site readings by technicians is passé and inefficient. That’s why utilities were among the first vertical markets to implement machine-to-machine (m2M) communications solutions, leading us to […]

Altair: LTE the Right Choice for M2M & IOT

TMCnet by Rich Tehrani Some of my early conversations about the M2M and IoT space with carriers had them explaining to me how they love these growing markets because they allow their legacy networks to be utilized to generate additional revenue. In addition, M2M products didn’t come with customer service costs associated with retail customers. […]

Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things

The Internet of Things Show – Gigaom By Stacey Higginbotham The industrial internet will use cellular. For real! That’s the take from this week’s podcast guest, who joins us after Kevin Tofel and I digest the SmartThings buy, Best Buy’s hub offering and more. Read more here Listen to the podcast here  

LTE in M2M? Why Single-Mode LTE Answers the Call

Telecom Engine By Eran Eshed, Altair Semiconductor The Internet of Things (IoT) is a growing and exciting ecosystem comprised of an array of different technologies. Currently, IoT networks are heterogeneous, with short-range, mid-range, and long-range connections. These three levels of IoT connectivity options are determined based on how widespread the connections need to be –immediate, […]

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