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Jan 19, 2014

HP, Google select Altair chip for LTE-only Chromebook


By: Jessie Shen

Altair Semiconductor, an Israel-based developer of 4G/LTE chip solutions, has announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset will connect the new HP Chromebook to the Verizon Wireless LTE network.

The ultra-portable device, developed by HP in collaboration with Google, is based on the Wi-Fi-only Chromebook 11 launched in October.

Built on the Chrome OS, Chromebooks are heavily dependent on the cloud and require users to be connected to the Internet for data, applications and multimedia. While the original Wi-Fi-only Chromebook 11 could only fully operate in the presence of a Wi-Fi hotspot, the addition of Altair’s LTE solution now allows Chromebook users to access and upload information from virtually anywhere, Altair

Altair added its FourGee-3100/6202 single-mode chipset is also at the core of the LTE-enabled Ellipsis 7 tablet, the first-ever device marketed under Verizon Wireless’ own brand.