Altair Semiconductor (News - Alert), a developer of 4G LTE chipsets, is significantly expanding its global activities and the company is all set to increase chipsets volumes shipping to India, Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S.
Along with this, the company also announced the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Chee W. Kwan as VP of Worldwide Sales and Uri Yaffe as VP of Business Development.
“Chee and Uri join Altair as we seek to expand our global footprint and build new partnerships to deliver first-class LTE (News - Alert) solutions," Oded Melamed, chief executive officer of Altair Semiconductor said in a statement.
“Their vast industry knowledge and experience will serve Altair well as we move ahead with our global growth strategy and we are very pleased to welcome them to our team," Melamed added.
Over the last year, Altair has rapidly expanded its presence around the world, opening regional offices in India, while increasing operations in the U.S., Germany, China and Taiwan. 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, multiband RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Back in 2011, the company conducted rigorous testing of its dual mode FourGee-3100/6200 TDD/FDD-LTE chipset. This testing was done by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and finally was officially approved for use in LTE networks in China.
In other release, Altair announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has been certified to run over Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless' 4G LTE network. Completing this certification process with Verizon Wireless was noted to be a strategic milestone for Altair.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman