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Altair Semiconductor Chipset Powers Softbank Mobile’s 110Mbps 4G Demonstration

October 3, 2011

HOD HASHARON, Israel, October 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Altair Semiconductor ( http://www.altair-semi.com), the world’s
leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance
4G LTE chipsets [http://www.altair-semi.com/fourgee-31006200 ], announced
today that its FourGee(TM) LTE chipset, integrated in a commercial USB
dongle, was used in Softbank Mobile’s 4G press conference AXGP demonstration
[http://www.pcworld.com/article/240812/softbank_announces_110_mbps_network_may_handle_iphones.html ]
conducted in Japan on September 29. AXGP stands for
“Advanced eXtended Global Platform”, and is a Japanese 4G standard that is
fully compliant with the TD-LTE specification.

In August, Altair announced
[http://www.altair-semi.com/altair-semiconductor-breaks-td-lte-speed-record-achieving-more-100mbps-live-network-configuration-de ]
that its TD-LTE
chipset, integrated in a commercial USB dongle, achieved download speeds of
more than 100Mbps in a live over-the-air demonstration.

“Altair’s LTE chipset is an industry benchmark – both when it comes to
performance and maturity,” said Eran Eshed
[http://www.altair-semi.com/management ], Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and
Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. “We are pleased that our
market-ready FourGee(TM) LTE chipset, integrated in a fully commercialized
USB dongle device, was selected by Softbank to power the world’s fastest 4G
TDD network [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLtqAgncSTQ ], and we look
forward to continue demonstrating the power of our chipsets in 4G networks
around the world.”

Altair is shipping one of the first commercial TDD/FDD LTE chipsets in
the market today and has established a strong leadership position in the
emerging TD-LTE market. Recently, Altair achieved qualification by China’s
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
[http://www.altair-semi.com/altair-semiconductors-lte-technology-qualified-chinas-ministry-industry-and-information-technology-m ]
, officially approving
it for use in LTE networks in China. The chipset has been selected by more
than 15 ODM/OEM vendors globally and has been in mass production for over a

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor [http://www.altair-semi.com ] is the world’s
leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance
4G semiconductors [http://www.altair-semi.com/industry-technology ].
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 [http://www.altair-semi.com/fourgee-31006200 ]
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 [http://www.altair-semi.com/reference-platforms ] and
product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary
Software Defined Radio
[http://www.altair-semi.com/o2p-%E2%80%93-software-defined-radio-sdr-processor ]
(SDR) processor, codenamed “O[2]P(TM)”, Altair’s products
[http://www.altair-semi.com/overview ] 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

        Media Contact:
        Ruder Finn Israel for Altair Semiconductor
        Matthew Krieger

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