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

Oct 9, 2012

FRITZ!Box Partnership Enables Advanced Home Networking and Voice Service over LTE

HOD HASHARON, Israel, October 9, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), 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 Fritz!Box 6810 and Fritz!Box 6842.

The new products, which are designed to support state-of-the art home networking and voice telephony over LTE Wireless Broadband Connectivity, feature an Altair-based modem that works in up to three LTE Frequency bands: the 800 MHz Digital Dividend band, and the 1800 and 2600 MHz FDD frequency bands.

“We are pleased to partner with Altair Semiconductor, a Company that has consistently provided AVM with excellent LTE modem technology,” said Peter Faxel, EVP of Products and Technology at AVM. “Altair was able to supply us a perfect solution for our Internet Access Devices (IADs) at an early stage, connecting the AVM IMS Voice Stack with today’s LTE-Voice and -Data Networks.”

The modem is based on Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 chipset, which supports LTE throughputs of 100Mbps/50Mbps on both FDD and TDD variants, using a single software platform. The versatile chipset also covers any LTE frequency band between 700-2700MHz.

“AVM sets the highest standards in terms of product quality and performance and demands first-rate solutions from its partners,” said Eran Eshed Co-founder and VP Marketing at Altair Semiconductor. “LTE Mobile Network Operators stand to greatly benefit from supplying customers with the LTE Wireless Broadband Connectivity and Voice Services that the feature-rich FRITZ!Box offers.”

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair’s chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices – ranging from USB dongles to smartphones – built by its more than 15 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 http://www.altair-semi.com.  Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

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