By Paula Bernier
Altair Semiconductor today officially unveiled new CAT-0 and CAT-1 LTE-only chipsets, which the vendor says will enable carriers to use LTE in Internet of Things deployments two years earlier than they originally thought possible.
“We identified this two-year industry development gap some time ago, and worked hard to achieve our goal of releasing the first true CAT-1 and CAT-0 chipsets that offer a power/size/cost combination that is a massive game changer in this market,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. “The traction we have been getting for this chipset is overwhelming, and tells us how strong the need is in the ecosystem for such a solution.”
Eshed said Altair signed up more than a handful of tier-1 customers before even sampling the chip, adding that’s very unusual in this industry.