Press Releases
Jan 04, 2012

Altair Semiconductor Releases Production Test Tool Based on the Rohde &Schwarz CMW500, Optimized for Testing Mobile Terminals Equipped with Altair LTE Chipsets

Product Was Developed to Meet Growing Requirements of Altair’s OEM/ODM Customers Transitioning Into Mass Production

Hod Hasharon, Israel and Munich, Germany – January 4, 2012 – Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, and Rohde & Schwarz, announced today the release of a production line tool that enables effective testing of LTE terminals built on Altair’s FourGee chipsets.

The introduction of the production tool comes in response to Altair’s growing number of OEM and ODM customers currently transitioning into mass production. As LTE gains momentum around the world, demand for production tools that can quickly and effectively test LTE terminals is greatly increasing.

“The functional interaction of the Altair 4G LTE chipset and the R&S test equipment provides high value to the cost sensitive production market,” said Terje Schröder, Managing Director of Global Customer Management at Rohde & Schwarz. “We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Altair to meet the demand of the increasing numbers of their terminal vendors, introducing LTE products to the market.”

“The development of this production tool indicates the maturity of our LTE ecosystem and is the basis for introduction of numerous new LTE devices to the market,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. “The opportunity to work with a world-leading company such as Rohde & Schwarz is a great opportunity for Altair and we look forward to continue to leverage this partnership in the future.”

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

About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.