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

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HOD HASHARON, Israel and MOSCOW, January 7, 2013 — Altair Semiconductor (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.

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