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Altair Semiconductor Completes LTE Band Class 14 Interoperability Testing with Alcatel-Lucent

January 17, 2012

HOD HA’SHARON, Israel, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), a leading developer of
ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets
[http://www.altair-semi.com/fourgee-31006200 ], today announced that its FourGee-3100/6200
[http://www.altair-semi.com/fourgee-31006200 ] chipset has successfully completed Band 14
interoperability testing with Alcatel-Lucent infrastructure.

Band 14 spectrum, which is in the 700 MHz frequency, has been allocated by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) for public safety broadband use in the United States.
Public safety broadband solutions over LTE will enable first responders, such as fire and
police departments and medical personnel, to quickly and reliably communicate with each
other and share vital information over high-speed, wireless networks.

“This achievement with Alcatel-Lucent places Altair in a unique position as we are one
of the only chip companies with a commercial Band 14 chipset, and the first chip company
to complete comprehensive Band 14 testing with Alcatel-Lucent,” said Eran Eshed,
Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. “The
public safety market is very strategic for Altair, and as a pioneer in this space, we
expect to significantly capitalize on its growth in the coming years.”

Alcatel-Lucent was the first network equipment manufacturer to showcase a commercial
grade LTE network operating in the Band 14 spectrum, and it continues to lead the
development of an LTE ecosystem of devices and applications in support of public safety.

“Compatible communications systems will enable America’s first responders to be much
more effective in protecting the public during emergency situations,” said Morgan Wright,
Vice President for End to End Public Safety LTE at Alcatel-Lucent. “Alcatel-Lucent is
eager to collaborate with innovative companies such as Altair to create the communications
ecosystem public safety organizations need to carry out their vital duties of keeping
communities safe.”

Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 [http://www.altair-semi.com/fourgee-31006200 ] chipset
supports both FDD and TDD variants using single software, and covers any LTE frequency
band in the range between 700-2700MHz. The chipset implements a high performance MIMO
receiver and is based on a proprietary OsquaredP(TM) Software Defined Radio (SDR)
processor
[http://www.altair-semi.com/o2p-%25E2%2580%2593-software-defined-radio-sdr-processor ],
offering performance which significantly exceeds traditional communications DSP cores, yet
consumes a fraction of the power. The combined chipset offers terminal manufacturers a
true global solution.

Recently, Harris Corporation [http://www.harris.com ], a leading public safety
terminal vendor, selected Altair’s chipset for integration in its Public Safety LTE
terminal products.

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 chipset manufacturers
[http://www.altair-semi.com/3gpp-lte-chipsets ] 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
and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined
Radio (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 Contact:

        Ruder Finn Israel for Altair Semiconductor
        Matthew Krieger
        +972-544-676-950
        matthew@ruderfinn.co.il

SOURCE Altair Semiconductor


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