Altair Selected as Leading Chipset Supplier for Trial, Extending its Leadership Position in the Japanese Market
Hod Hasharon, Israel – October 10, 2011 - 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 it has teamed up with ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, to conduct a joint AXGP trial in Japan. AXGP stands for "Advanced eXtended Global Platform," and is a Japanese 4G standard that is fully compliant with the TD-LTE specification. The trial combines Altair's commercial FourGee™ LTE chipset and ZTE's infrastructure and is being performed in conjunction with a large Japanese carrier.
Altair is rapidly extending its footprint in the Japanese market, having recently announced that its FourGee™ chipset, integrated in a commercial USB dongle, was used in Softbank Mobile's 4G press conference AXGP demonstration conducted in Japan on September 29.
"Altair is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the global shift to 4G and specifically TD-LTE, as our solution is one of the only commercial-grade TD-LTE chipsets available in the market today - and one of the only ones that combines TD-LTE and FD-LTE capabilities on a single chipset and software image, differentiating our solution from competing solutions by allowing subscriber devices to operate equally efficiently both in Japan, which is based on both TDD and FDD 4G schemes, as well as in other global FDD and TDD LTE markets, such as the U.S. and Europe," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor. "We value our partnership with ZTE and look forward to bringing the benefits of LTE to Japanese consumers."
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 www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi