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Altair and The Internet of Everything

The “Internet of Everything” (IoE) has held promise for the past several years. However, the combination of high device and service cost, and low service value has kept it from becoming a reality.

Legacy 3G technologies and networks have failed to meet the necessary requirements to make IoE become a reality.

4G LTE is already demonstrating the potential for changing this paradigm by providing high performance, affordable broadband mobility to the masses.  Innovative LTE carriers offer large or flat ‘all you can eat’ data plans, shared across multiple devices under a single subscription. And LTE subscribers have gotten used to expect multi-Mbps links on the go – just as they do at home or in the office.

The only thing that hasn’t changed is the high cost of adding cellular connectivity to devices.

Altair is changing that.

By offering LTE-only semiconductor solutions, unhampered by the high cost of 3G silicon, bill-of-materials and patent royalties, Altair is disrupting the ecosystem and enabling, for the first time, the introduction of connected devices at a marginally higher cost than WiFi-only devices.

Incumbent cellular chip suppliers have a strong financial interest in prolonging the life of 3G. But the world’s largest carriers have come to understand the value and cost benefits that Altair’s 100% LTE chipsets bring, causing the landscape to quickly and profoundly start changing.

The transition from 3G to 4G LTE is happening. Altair is the catalyst for a real disruption in the market.

Altair Highlights:

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    Altair has shipped the largest number of chipsets into single mode LTE devices of any competing supplier.
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    Altair’s products are designed and deployed in more than 80 different end-products globally.
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    Altair has been qualified by the world’s top LTE carriers, including Verizon Wireless and many others.
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    Altair is backed by a list of prominent venture capital investors and has raised more than $100M in capital to date.

PRESS RELEASE

Feb 9, 2016
Sony Acquires Altair Semiconductor, Israeli Innovator of LTE Modem Chip Technology

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) is announcing that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor (“Altair”) and its major shareholders to acquire the company. The purchase price is 212 million U.S. dollars (approximately…

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BLOG POST

Feb 11, 2016
Busting Crime with the IoT

Would-be criminals, beware: the IoT has come to the aid of security and surveillance technology to ensure that your unlawful schemes will not succeed. Thanks to the now ubiquitous reach of cost-efficient, long-range 4G LTE…

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NEWS

Jan 19, 2016
Chipsets Driving IoT Adoption in Industrial, Consumer Markets

HetNet Happenings Episode 45 looks at chipsets with Altair Semiconductor, Imagination Technologies and Nvidia By Sean Kinney The 2016 CES event placed a huge emphasis on the “Internet of Things” and how IoT technology is…

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