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Altair Semiconductor Chipsets Now Operational on 450MHz Frequency Band

November 14, 2012

HOD HASHARON, Israel, November 14, 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://altair-semi.com/products/fourgee-31006200 ], today announced that its
FourGee-3100/6202 chipset is now capable of supporting LTE deployments on the 450MHz
frequency band. On a single chipset, Altair now natively supports the frequency range of
380-470 MHz in addition to full support of 3GPP Release 9 bands in the range of
700-2700MHz.

Its low frequency and excellent propagation characteristics make the 450MHz band a
very attractive and low-CAPEX alternative to the narrowband and less spectrally efficient
CDMA450 technology currently in use. Similar to the Digital Dividend
[http://altair-semi.com/press/altair-semiconductor-announces-commercial-availability-of-digital-dividend-band-20-reference-design ]
band, 450MHz is expected to deliver broadband
services to people in remote and rural areas.

“Altair is the first chipset vendor to offer a 450MHz-compliant product,” said Eran
Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing at Altair. “We look forward to working with our
operator partners and customers to introduce innovative LTE products for tens of millions
of consumers in markets such as Latin American and Eastern Europe. Our ability to
seamlessly support this frequency band, alongside more mainstream LTE FDD and TDD bands,
enables smooth harmonization with the global LTE ecosystem.”

450MHz spectrum has been officially allocated in Brazil, as well as in other Latin
American and Eastern European regions, for use in rural areas. Earlier this year, Brazil’s
Ministry of Communications signed a statement of commitment with a large infrastructure
vendor to develop LTE technology for use in this band. Spectrum holders in the 450MHz band
currently include Brazil’s four largest mobile operators: Claro (America Movil), Vivo
(Telefonica), Telecom Italia Mobile and TNL (Oi).

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small
footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. 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 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 “O[2]P(TM)”, Altair’s products 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
[http://twitter.com/AltairSemi ]

        Media Contact:

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

SOURCE Altair Semiconductor


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