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Altair Semiconductor Powers Yota Devices' New Generation of LTE USB Dongles

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HOD HASHARON, Israel and MOSCOW, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, and Yota Devices, a leading LTE Device developer, today announced that Altair's FourGee™ technology is powering the new generation of Yota Devices' USB dongle soon to be deployed on Yota Russia's LTE network.

The new devices, which are designed to support on-the-go, as well has home-based internet connectivity over LTE Wireless Broadband Networks, feature an Altair-based modem that works in up to two LTE Frequency bands: the 800MHz Digital Dividend and the 2600MHz FDD frequency bands.

Based in Moscow, Russia, Yota Devices has sold 3 million connectivity devices since 2009, including modems and routers and has 6% of the global LTE devices market.

"We are excited to help Yota Devices deliver innovative and ultra-fast wireless broadband devices to their fast-growing customer base," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing of Altair Semiconductor. "We look forward to continue working closely with Yota Devices as they introduce new and innovative LTE products to the market."

The modem is based on Altair's FourGee-3100/6202 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.

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 http://www.altair-semi.com.  Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

About Yota Devices

Yota Devices is a private company that produces hardware and software innovation-focused technology, including LTE routers and modems. Based in Moscow, Russia, the company has produced more than 3 million connectivity devices and has 6% of the global LTE devices market.  The company's first modem, the Yota Egg, came onto the market in 2009.  Since that time, Yota Devices has introduced more than 10 faster, reliable and elegant in design modems, routers and other connectivity devices.  Yota Devices is now developing a new dual screen smartphone. One side is a powerful Android-based phone with full-color, high-definition display and the other side is an electronic paper display, for receiving notifications, reading content-rich information and personalizing images and information.  The phone will be available for sale in Russia in Q3 2013 and the rest of the world by Q4 2013.

Media Contact:
Finn Partners Israel for Altair Semiconductor
Matthew Krieger
+972-544-676-950
matthew@finnpartners.co.il


SOURCE Altair Semiconductor



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