“Our strategic relationship with Altair has proven to be a key differentiator for our company.”


Selected by the world’s tier-1 operators

Most cost-optimized chipsets on the market

Powering more than 10 years of battery life

Enabling smooth migration to CAT-M1/NB1

Integrated GPS and cellular positioning engine

Enabling the smallest LTE modules

Single hardware design

Integrated hardware- based security suite

About Altair

Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of LTE chipsets, playing a pivotal role in realizing the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT).

By offering LTE-only semiconductor solutions, without the high cost of 3G silicon, bill-of-materials and patent royalties, Altair has enabled the deployment of millions of LTE-connected devices at disruptive price points previously thought impossible.

As the IoT expands to include all types of connected “things”, from wearables to smart homes, cities, cars, utilities and more, Altair’s comprehensive portfolio of high performance, ultra-low-power silicon solutions enables these connections.

Established in 2005, Altair is a leading supplier of LTE chipsets, having shipped millions to customers around the world.

Altair’s products are certified by the world’s leading LTE carriers, and have been adopted by tens of device and module makers as their LTE solution to power millions of devices, including tablets, netbooks, Chromebooks, mobile hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M and IoT devices.

Altair & Sony

In February 2016, Altair became part of Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation.  Altair is combining its leadership in the cellular IoT space, market benchmark technology and robust LTE ecosystem with Sony’s innovative technology and solutions.

Meet Our

Oded Melamed Co-Founder and CEO

Co-Founder and CEO

Oded Melamed is an accomplished telecommunications veteran with more than 20 years of experience. As co-founder and CEO of Altair Semiconductor, Oded has led the company from its inception, growing it to become a leading player in the 4G LTE space.

Prior to founding Altair Semiconductor, Oded served as Director of Cable Modem R&D at Texas Instrument. While there, Oded helped shape and execute strategies that positioned the company as the preeminent provider of silicon and software solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) Cable Modem market. Prior to Texas Instruments, Oded was a core leader of Libit Signal Processing. When the company was acquired by Texas Instruments in 1999, he was instrumental in the successful transition and integration process and led the new business unit to exceptional profitability.

Oded started his career at an elite R&D unit of the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Tel Aviv University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati program.


Yigal Bitran Co-Founder and CTO

Co-Founder and CTO

Yigal Bitran is an accomplished communications silicon technology leader with more than 30 years of experience. As co-founder and CTO of Altair Semiconductor, Yigal has led the company’s technology development from its inception.

Prior to co-founding Altair Semiconductor, as Vice President of R&D at Libit Signal Processing, Yigal established Libit’s R&D group and was pivotal in developing Libit’s core technologies. Following Libit’s acquisition by Texas Instruments, Yigal served as CTO of Texas Instruments’ broadband communications group in Israel. There, he developed multiple broadband technologies including Cable Modems, WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet. Prior to joining Libit, Yigal was a researcher and team leader at an elite R&D unit of the Israel Defense Forces, where he was awarded the prestigious “Innovative Thinking Award.”

Yigal has developed >10 broadband modem technologies from scratch, along with more than 30 broadband mixed-signal silicon products. He has invented more than 40 patents and has published numerous papers in a wide range of scientific and technical publications. Yigal holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg- Recanati Program.

Nohik Semel VP Products and Engineering

VP Products and Engineering

Nohik Semel is VP of Products and Engineering System at Altair Semiconductor. In this role, Nohik owns responsibility for driving and managing the company’s products portfolio and overall development lifecycle. Nohik is leading the hardware, software, validation and system design, as well as the support and overall customer delivery.

Prior his present role, for more than a decade, Nohik has held numerous leadership positions within Altair. Prior joining the company in 2006, he worked at Texas Instruments, where he was responsible for the development of various broadband and wireless Silicon cores and technologies.

Nohik holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (with honors) and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Eli Zyss VP Silicon Design

VP Silicon Design

As VP of Silicon Design at Altair Semiconductor, Eli is responsible for leading the overall physical design, development, architecture and methodologies of the company’s market leading baseband and RFIC chipsets.

Over the course of his career, Eli has been responsible for the design of more than 20 communications chipsets, spanning mobile, broadband, wireless and mixed signal. Eli began his career at medical device company Algotech, where he worked on FPGA designs for medical imaging algorithms. He then joined Libit Signal Processing, where he was a project leader, leading the development of digital TV and cable receiver chipsets. Following Texas Instruments’ acquisition of Libit in 1999, Eli led the VLSI Core Methodology Team for Texas Instruments’ Cable Broadband Communications Group.

Eli holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Yaniv Reinhold CFO


Yaniv Reinhold brings to his role as CFO at Altair Semiconductor more than 15 years of experience in senior financial management positions.

Prior to joining Altair Semiconductor, Yaniv served as the CFO of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. As part of Gilat’s senior management team, Yaniv led the company’s financial team, including global control, accounting, operations and financial management. Prior to Gilat, Yaniv worked at Tadiran Communications and Applitec.

Yaniv holds a BA in Economics and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University.

Shlomit Semel VP Human Resources

VP Human Resources

Shlomit has responsibility for Altair Semiconductor’s corporate HR and worldwide subsidiaries (US, China, Japan, India), including all HR planning, recruitment, retention, compensation & benefits, organizational development, training and internal communications.

Shlomit has managed HR at Altair Semiconductor from the company’s inception and supported its growth from seed stage to a multi-national corporation with near 200 employees. Prior to joining Altair Semiconductor, Shlomit served for 7 years with Texas Instruments as HR Manager for its WLAN business unit and as Benefits Manager for TI’s Israel site, where she was responsible for talent acquisition and retention as well as the design and management of competitive benefit and compensation plans.

Shlomit holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Israel’s College of Management and an MSM from Polytechnic NY University.

Ilan Reingold VP Business Development and Marketing

VP Business Development and Marketing

As VP of Business Development and Marketing, Ilan is responsible for Altair’s business management and for developing and driving its growth strategies.

Prior to joining Altair, Ilan co-managed the Small Cells business unit for Broadcom and was responsible for the Small Cells business in America and Europe. Before joining Broadcom he managed Product, Marketing and R&D teams in several communication companies.

Ilan holds an MSc in Electronics Engineering from the Tel Aviv University, as well as an MBA in High Tech Management from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.