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Oct 09, 2012

Altair Semiconductor Powers AVM’s Next-Generation FRITZ!Box Series

FRITZ!Box Partnership Enables Advanced Home Networking and Voice Service over LTE

HOD HASHARON, Israel, October 9, 2012 — Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee Technology will be used by Germany-based AVM GmbH to power the Company’s newest LTE products, the Fritz!Box 6810 and Fritz!Box 6842.

The new products, which are designed to support state-of-the art home networking and voice telephony over LTE Wireless Broadband Connectivity, feature an Altair-based modem that works in up to three LTE Frequency bands: the 800 MHz Digital Dividend band, and the 1800 and 2600 MHz FDD frequency bands.

“We are pleased to partner with Altair Semiconductor, a Company that has consistently provided AVM with excellent LTE modem technology,” said Peter Faxel, EVP of Products and Technology at AVM. “Altair was able to supply us a perfect solution for our Internet Access Devices (IADs) at an early stage, connecting the AVM IMS Voice Stack with today’s LTE-Voice and -Data Networks.”

The modem is based on Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 chipset, which supports LTE throughputs of 100Mbps/50Mbps on both FDD and TDD variants, using a single software platform. The versatile chipset also covers any LTE frequency band between 700-2700MHz.

“AVM sets the highest standards in terms of product quality and performance and demands first-rate solutions from its partners,” said Eran Eshed Co-founder and VP Marketing at Altair Semiconductor. “LTE Mobile Network Operators stand to greatly benefit from supplying customers with the LTE Wireless Broadband Connectivity and Voice Services that the feature-rich FRITZ!Box offers.”

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 “O[2]P™”, 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  Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi