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Altair Selected by NETGEAR to Power its Mobile Broadband Router Family of LTE Routers

January 8, 2013

HOD HA’SHARON, Israel, January 8, 2013 /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, today announced
that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset has been selected by NETGEAR to power its line of LTE
routers. The first product that is being developed under the combined efforts of NETGEAR
and Altair is the Mobile Broadband Router (MBR1518), a TD-LTE router designed for home and
small-office use that boasts a high performance Wireless LAN, USB attached storage and
ruggedized firewall.

Given the enhanced spectral efficiencies, available spectrum, and volume synergies
with LTE-FDD; public fixed wireless and mobile operators are migrating from WiMAX to
TD-LTE, resulting in rapid growth of TD-LTE networks.The MBR1518 TD-LTE router addresses
this emerging market. Simultaneous growth in TD- and FDD-LTE also demands products that
enable operators to seamlessly migrate from one technology to another. NETGEAR and Altair
are focused on delivering such products.

“By teaming up with Altair to develop high speed mobile routers, we will be
delivering, to our service provider customers, highly integrated, feature-rich single mode
LTE and Voice over LTE products,” said Michael Clegg, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, Service Provider Business at NETGEAR.

“We are excited to join forces with NETGEAR, a proven leader in fixed broadband
technology, and we look forward to working closely with the NETGEAR team in bringing to
market innovative and high-performance LTE products,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice
President of Marketing of Altair. “The exclusion of 3G technology in favor of LTE will
allow us to significantly reduce the overall cost of the device while maintaining the
superior performance and user experience of 4G LTE.”

Trials of the MBR1518 are currently underway and service providers can expect a broad
product roll-out in 2013.

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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