HOD HASHARON, Israel, January 11, 2011 — Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, announced today the appointment of Siegmund M. Redl as the company’s General Manager for Europe.
Mr. Redl, who most recently served as Country Manager for Qualcomm in Germany, will now be responsible for driving all of Altair’s European business development related activities with OEMs, Mobile Network Operators and industry partners.
“Siegmund joins Altair at a time when the company is both aggressively introducing its technology in new global markets and establishing important partnerships with leading companies around the world,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. “His multi-disciplined background working with some of the industry’s most respected companies will serve Altair very well as we move ahead with our global growth strategy and we are honored to have someone with his experience join our team.”
Redl is a graduate of Munich’s University of Technology and has spent over 20 years in the Mobile Communications Industry. After having spearheaded Qualcomm’s chip business for its CDMA Technologies division in Europe, Redl served as the company’s Country Manager, Germany, where he was responsible for developing and strengthening the company’s business partnerships in Austria, Switzerland and the Nordic Region.
“Altair has the right combination of top-of-the-line intellectual property, a large market and an excellent growth strategy needed to become a huge commercial success,” said Redl. “The European business needs to help drive that success and I look forward to using my experience to develop new lucrative markets for the company as we expand internationally.”
Redl is the co-author of three textbooks on GSM and digital cellular technology and regularly lectures on wireless communications topics.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. The company’s products provide device manufacturers integrating 4G LTE technology into their products with a highly power-optimized, robust and cost-effective solution. 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 “O2P™”, 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 altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi