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Oct 20, 2015

ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR POWERS NOVATEL WIRELESS’S NEW MiFi M100 4G LTE PERSONAL MOBILE HOTSPOT

Enabling Secure, Super-Fast Connectivity, MiFi M100 is
First Single-Mode MiFi Device to Deploy on U.S. Cellular’s Network

Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3800/6300 Cat-4 chipset is powering Novatel Wireless’s [NASDAQ:MIFI] new MiFi® M100 Dragon, a 4G LTE personal mobile hotspot that launched last month on U.S. Cellular’s network.

The MiFi M100 is compatible with LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12 and 17, and enables secure, super-fast 4G LTE service on U.S. Cellular and their roaming partners’ network. It can connect up to 15 devices simultaneously and – leveraging Altair’s power-optimized technology – offers a battery life of 10 hours.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Novatel Wireless on the MiFi M100, providing a low-cost, ultra-low power LTE solution that enables affordable and reliable connectivity, as well as extended battery life,” said Eran Eshed, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. “A 10-hour battery that is dedicated to data will easily outlast a phone’s mobile hotspot function, which can quickly drain the phone’s battery.”

The Novatel Wireless solution also offers a mobile app for users to easily monitor data usage, battery life and connected devices. Additionally, the MiFi M100 includes advanced security features, including corporate VPN compatibility, hacker prevention, password protection and anti-CSRF (spoofing).

“The MiFi M100 leverages Altair’s core chip technology in answer to market demand, to provide users with secure, lightning-fast LTE connectivity for streaming, downloading, and surfing from virtually anywhere,” said Stephen Sek, CTO of Novatel Wireless. “Whether for business or personal use, with the impressive battery life and device features, users will enjoy the flexibility and security that our solution offers.”