u-blox modules to fuel connected consumer device and Machine to Machine growth
HOD HASHARON, Israel, May 21, 2013 — Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset has been selected by u-blox to power its single mode 4G (LTE) wireless modules, the TOBY-L100 series.
Increasing numbers of consumers and businesses are relying on LTE technology to implement the “Internet of Everything” which requires high-performance and cost-efficient LTE modules such as those being developed by u-blox and Altair.
“When benchmarking potential partners to build our LTE modules with, Altair’s offering was selected due to its unique combination of performance, maturity and cost,” said Thomas Nigg, Head of Product Marketing of u-blox. “The partnership between Altair and u-blox will produce LTE module products that will deliver highly differentiated 4G wireless modules to our customers.”
“We are excited to have been selected by u-blox, a proven leader in the wireless module industry, as their single-mode LTE chip partner,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing of Altair. “Both companies share the vision of enabling a rapidly growing number of connected devices with high-performance LTE wireless modules – this partnership will take us one big step forward towards realizing this goal.”
u-blox modules based on Altair technology are expected to release commercially before the end of 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 “OP™”, 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 altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi