Posted: May 21, 2013

Hod Ha’Sharon, Israel – May 21, 2013 – Altair Semiconductor, today announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset has been selected by u-blox to power its single mode 4G (LTE) wireless modules, the TOBY-L100 series.

Increasing numbers of consumers and businesses are relying on LTE technology to implement the “Internet of Everything” which requires high-performance and cost-efficient LTE modules such as those being developed by u-blox and Altair.

“When benchmarking potential partners to build our LTE modules with, Altair’s offering was selected due to its unique combination of performance, maturity and cost,” said Thomas Nigg, Head of Product Marketing of u-blox. “The partnership between Altair and u-blox will produce LTE module products that will deliver highly differentiated 4G wireless modules to our customers.”

“We are excited to have been selected by u-blox, a proven leader in the wireless module industry, as their single-mode LTE chip partner,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing of Altair. “Both companies share the vision of enabling a rapidly growing number of connected devices with high-performance LTE wireless modules – this partnership will take us one big step forward towards realizing this goal.”

u-blox modules based on Altair technology are expected to release commercially before the end of 2013.

Global BTS Transceiver Market Analysis and Forecast, 2013-2017 – 9th Edition
Some key predictions from EJL Wireless Research LLC for 2013:
  • Global BTS TRx shipments will decline by 20%
  • Global BTS LTE TRx shipments are expected to remain the largest category
  • Global BTS LTE TRx shipments are expected to decline by 6%
  • Global BTS W-CDMA/HSPA TRx shipments are expected to decline by 18%
  • Global BTS GSM/EDGE TRx shipments are expected to decline by 11%

More information HERE.


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