Press Releases
Jan 10, 2013

Franklin Wireless Selects Altair’s Verizon Wireless Certified Chipset to Power LTE-Enabled Devices in Several Global Markets

HOD HASHARON, Israel, January 10, 2013 — Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee™ LTE chipset has been selected by Franklin Wireless to power its line of single mode LTE-enabled products for the US market. Earlier this year, and following more than three years of global commercial shipments, Altair’s FourGee-3100/6202 chipset became one of the first LTE chipsets to achieve Verizon Wireless certification.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by a leading mobile and wireless innovator such as Franklin Wireless,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of Altair. “Having Verizon Wireless certified chipsets in its products will accelerate Franklin’s time to market as well as reduce its investment in commercializing their Altair-based products in the U.S. market. We look forward to working closely with Franklin as they expand their differentiated product portfolio into LTE.”

“Altair’s LTE solution was a natural choice for us to integrate into our LTE-enabled devices, not only in the U.S., but in several additional and important worldwide markets,” said OC Kim, President of Franklin Wireless. “The level of maturity achieved from successfully deploying across numerous global carrier networks, combined with the performance and low cost offered by Altair’s chipset, will enable Franklin to differentiate our products and shorten our time to market.”

Altair is a leader in the global LTE chip industry, with Altair-based products currently commercially shipping into numerous carrier networks around the world in America, Europe, Japan, China and India. Altair became one of the industry’s first chipset suppliers to pass Verizon Wireless chipset certification earlier this year.

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