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Altair Semiconductor FourGee LTE Chipset Selected by Gigastone

January 10, 2013

Altair Semiconductor FourGee LTE Chipset Selected by Gigastone

By Deepika Mala
TMCnet Contributor

Gigastone recently opted for Altair Semiconductor’s (News - Alert) FourGee LTE chipset to power its LTE-enabled SmartBox product.

The SmartBox is an innovative all-in-one portable Wi-Fi/LTE router, featuring capabilities like secure file storage and cloud access, content sharing and streaming, and mobile power charging.

By using Altair's Verizon (News - Alert)-Certified chipset, Gigastone will be able to shorten the development time and deployment time of its SmartBox product. This will further help the company save in both effort and money.

In a statement, Michael Wang, CEO at Gigastone, said, "The Verizon-certified product is the first in a line of products which we plan to introduce based on the Altair chipset. The maturity and multi-band TD/FDD-LTE capabilities of the Altair chipset will enable us to introduce devices into virtually any market globally."

The company’s 3100/6202 chipset became one of the first LTE chipsets to achieve Verizon Wireless LTE chipset certification. 

"We are very excited to have been selected by Gigastone to power one of the LTE industry's most innovative products to date," said Eran Eshed, cofounder and VP of Marketing at Altair. "We look forward to working closely with Gigastone to quickly get this product into the hands of consumers and to continue serving as a strategic partner as they introduce new technology and devices to the market."

Altair's chipsets are 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.

In related TMC (News - Alert) news, Altair Semiconductor has revealed that German-based AVM will be using its Fourgee chipsets in its newest Fritz!Box (News - Alert) LTE products, including the Fritz!Box 6810 and the Fritz!Box 6842.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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