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Nov 28, 2018

Altair teams up with Japanese firm JIG-SAW to provide chip-based comms and controls

By James Blackman - Enterprise IoT Insights   Israeli IoT chipset manufacturer Altair Semiconductor has struck a deal with Japanese company JIG-SAW to develop LTE-enabled sensors for a range of industrial use cases, including warehouse...
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Nov 23, 2018

Altair and JIG-SAW to Develop LTE-Enabled Sensors for Industrial IoT

- Everything RF   Altair Semiconductor has partnered with JIG-SAW, a leading provider of A&A (Auto sensor-ing and Auto Direction) solutions for IoT, to develop LTE-enabled sensors for a wide variety of global industrial IoT applications. The...
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Nov 21, 2018

Altair Semiconductor and JIG-SAW Partner on LTE-Enabled Sensors for IIoT

By Ken Briodagh - IoT Evolution World   Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, recently announced it has partnered with JIG-SAW, a provider of Auto sensing and Auto Direction (A&A) solutions for IoT,...
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Oct 19, 2018

Sierra Wireless LPWA Modules Certified for LTE-M/NB-IoT Networks in Japan and USA

- Everything RF   The AirPrime HL78 LTE-M/NB-IoT embedded wireless modules from Sierra Wireless are now certified to operate on both KDDI’s LTE-M network in Japan and AT&T’s LTE-M network in the US. Sierra Wireless’ modules provide exceptional low-power performance that will dramatically extend...
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Sep 27, 2018

IoT roundup: Startups, big carriers flex their IoT muscles and California legislation

By Jon Gold - Network World   Carriers double up on IoT Vodafone announced earlier this month that it would double the size of its European NB-IoT network, making it more widely available than ever for use...
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Sep 18, 2018

HERE, Altair Partner to Enable IoT Tracking

By Ray Sharma - The Fast Mode   HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, and Altair Semiconductor to integrate HERE tracking and positioning software into Altair’s ALT1250 dual-mode LTE Cat-M1/NB-IoT chipset. The synergies between HERE’s...
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Sep 13, 2018

AT&T to intro embedded IoT SIMs in LTE-M modules in first half of 2019

By James Blackman - Enterprise IoT Insights   AT&T will make IoT modules with integrated SIMs available on its LTE-M network in the first half of 2019. The carrier is working with German internet-of-things (IoT)...
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Sep 13, 2018

AT&T teams with G+D, Altair on integrated SIM for IoT

By Monica Alleven - FierceWireless   AT&T is working with vendors on a strategy to enable IoT modules to power smaller, less costly and more energy-efficient devices. The operator announced a relationship with Giesecke+Devrient Mobile...
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Sep 06, 2018

Chip maker Altair integrates new small-antenna tech to miniaturise IoT devices

By James Blackman - Enterprise IoT Insights   Israeli IoT chipset manufacturer Altair Semiconductor has announced a new small antenna technology to enable the development of miniaturised IoT and wearable devices without sacrificing coverage or...
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Jul 27, 2018

The Rise of LTE for IoT

Ray Le Maistre - Light Reading   Light Reading's Editor in Chief, Ray Le Maistre, visits Altair Semiconductor's headquarters to gain insight into the benefits of LTE for IoT, discuss IoT applications and hear about Altair's dual-mode...
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Jul 03, 2018

Will IoT’s growth hit a chipset wall?

By Bob Emmerson - IoT Now   Forecasts of the number of IoT devices that will be deployed in the foreseeable future indicate healthy growth, but there are very wide variations and the “experts” employ...
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May 16, 2018

Japan’s First Commercial eDRX Technology Implementation to Use Altair’s IoT Chipset

- Everything RF   NTT DOCOMO has completed the chipset interoperability testing of the Altair ALT1160 Cat-1 chipset for the first commercial implementation of extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) technology in Japan. Altair has commenced shipping of the ALT1160, featuring Ultra Low Power Consumption...
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Apr 30, 2018

Altair and Ecrio to Deliver VoLTE Solution Over Cat-M1

- Everything RF   Ecrio, a provider of LTE real-time communications client software, and Altair Semiconductor have joined hands to deliver a VoLTE solution using Cat-M1. Ecrio’s iota, the highly optimized VoLTE software for IoT, will be embedded into...
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Apr 19, 2018

World’s Smallest And Lowest Power LTE-M1/NB1 IoT Solution

- Wireless Design Magazine   Murata has selected Altair Semiconductor’s dual-mode CAT-M1/NB1 chipset and STMicroelectronics’ STM32 MCU to develop its cellular IoT solutions. These flexible and optimized solutions enable LTE connectivity for multiple vertical markets,...
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Mar 30, 2018

Altair, Ecrio Partner to Deliver VoLTE Over Cat-M1; Certified on KDDI’s Network

By Ray Sharma - The Fast Mode   Ecrio, the leading provider of LTE real-time communications client software, and Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, announced their partnership to deliver VoLTE over Cat-M1....
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Feb 24, 2018

Murata teams with Altair Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics to deliver the world’s smallest and lowest power CAT-M/NB1 IoT solutions

- Defining Electronics   Murata, a world-leading manufacturer of electronics components and solutions, today announced that it has selected Altair Semiconductor’s dual-mode CAT-M1/NB1 chipset and STMicroelectronics’ STM32 MCU and ST33 Secure MCU to develop its...
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Feb 21, 2018

Ericsson takes on diabetes monitoring with IoT solution

Bluetooth and LTE will provide connectivity for IoT wearable By Juan Pedro Tomás - Enterprise IoT Insights   Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, has partnered with Ericsson and Sony Mobile to demonstrate a...
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Feb 15, 2018

Sony and Ericsson team up to develop a wearable for on-the-go diabetes tracking

By Conor Allison - Wareable   Sony and Ericsson have teamed up to develop a wearable concept that helps diabetics monitor their glucose levels on the go. The prototype is able to track the user's...
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Feb 15, 2018


By Tyrone Stewart - Mobile Marketing Magazine   Sony and Ericsson have teamed up with LTE chipset provider Altair Semiconductor to develop a concept for a wearable that helps diabetics monitor their glucose levels. The wristband...
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Feb 14, 2018

Sony to Demo LTE-M-Ready Diabetes Monitoring Wristband

By Ryan Black - Healthcare Analytics News   Sony is pairing with its old pal Ericsson and its chipmaker subsidiary Altair Semiconductor to develop an LTE-M-enabled diabetes monitoring wristband. The trio will debut a prototype of...
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Feb 05, 2018

Five Key Predictions for IoT in 2018

By Altair’s Ilan Reingold for Wireless Week   While the past few years have laid the groundwork for widespread IoT adoption, 2017 revealed the multitude of outstanding issues that must be resolved for the vision...
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Jan 23, 2018

CAT-M and NB-IoT adoption — a global view

By Altair's Ilan Reingold for Enterprise IoT Insights   Battle for adoption As the demand for worldwide IoT rapidly rises, so does the need for low power, low-cost and low throughput cellular devices. CAT-M and...
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Jan 16, 2018

Sierra Wireless integrates GNSS, SIM, security into multi-mode LPWA modules

Tracy Cozzens - GPS World   Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced multi-mode, low-power wide-area (LPWA) cellular modules. The modules are targeted at rapidly...
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