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ZTE and Altair Semiconductor to Partner on 4G Trial in Japan

October 10, 2011

HOD HASHARON, Israel, October 10, 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://altair-semi.com/3gpp-lte-chipsets ], today announced that
it has teamed up with ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of
telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to conduct a joint AXGP
trial in Japan. AXGP stands for “Advanced eXtended Global Platform,” and is
a Japanese 4G standard that is fully compliant with the TD-LTE
specification. The trial combines Altair’s commercial FourGee(TM) LTE
chipset and ZTE’s infrastructure and is being performed in conjunction with
a large Japanese carrier.

Altair is rapidly extending its footprint in the Japanese market, having
recently announced
[http://www.altair-semi.com/altair-semiconductor-chipset-powers-softbank-mobiles-110mbps-4g-demonstration ]
that its FourGee(TM) 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.

“Altair is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the global shift to 4G
and specifically TD-LTE, as our solution is one of the only commercial-grade
TD-LTE chipsets available in the market today – and one of the only ones
that combines TD-LTE and FD-LTE capabilities on a single chipset and
software image, differentiating our solution from competing solutions by
allowing subscriber devices to operate equally efficiently both in Japan,
which is based on both TDD and FDD 4G schemes, as well as in other global
FDD and TDD LTE markets, such as the U.S. and Europe,” said Eran Eshed
[http://www.altair-semi.com/altair-semi-co-founder-wimax-just-isnt-happening-zdnet ]
, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair
Semiconductor [http://www.altair-semi.com ]. “We value our partnership with
ZTE and look forward to bringing the benefits of LTE to Japanese consumers.”

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 “O2P(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 Contacts:
        Ruder Finn Israel for Altair Semiconductor
        Matthew Krieger

SOURCE Altair Semiconductor

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