Press Releases
Feb 21, 2012

IPWireless Utilizes Lantiq and Altair Solutions for Next Generation LTE End User Devices

Since its introduction in late 2011, the Lantiq-Altair solution has gained significant traction including several new design wins

MUNICH, NEUBIBERG, Germany and HOD HASHARON, Israel – February 21, 2012 – Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, and Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that IPWireless has selected the solution, combining Lantiq’s XWAY™ GRX168 network processor with Altair’s FourGee™ LTE chipset. IPWireless, a pioneer in developing and designing 3G and 4G wireless broadband and broadcast solutions, will integrate the Lantiq/Altair solution to deliver broadband wireless LTE to home gateways, such as routers and CPE designs.

Since Lantiq and Altair announced collaboration last year, interest in the companies’ solutions has been very strong, with numerous customers around the world leveraging the technology. By using Lantiq’s XWAY GRX family of premier home network processors with Altair Semiconductor’s commercial LTE chipset, customers such as IPWireless can significantly speed time-to-market for LTE CPE equipment.


IPWireless: “IPWireless is dedicated to helping government agencies and mobile operators deploy end-to-end, next generation 4G mobile broadband networks, including the most innovative end user devices,” said Malcolm Gordon, COO at IPWireless. “Lantiq’s and Altair’s solutions enable us to more rapidly develop LTE devices that best meet our customers’ unique requirements.”

Altair Semiconductor: “As the LTE CPE market gains momentum, we see more and more CPE customers entering this growth segment. We are very pleased that IPWireless and others have decided to use our LTE/Wi-Fi solution,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development for Altair Semiconductor.

Lantiq: “We are extremely excited about the positive market feedback to our collaboration with Altair and the number of customers interested in the Lantiq XWAY GRX168 network processor together with Altair’s LTE solution. With it, system vendors receive an optimized system solution, which helps them to accelerate their product development cycle and tap new markets,” said Imran Hajimusa, vice president of business development for Lantiq.

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 Lantiq

Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world.