Altair Semiconductor Chosen as Leader in LTE Chipsets
Israeli company Altair produces LTE (long term evolution) 4G chips were recognized as the best
thing out there when its product, FourGee, won the title of “Best Chipset/Processor Product” at the LTE North American Conference, which was held in the US last month. The premier 4G event was entitled, “Delivering Network and Service Excellence to Empower the Connected Generation.” The Altair chipset was referred to as a clear leader in terms of features, cost and performance. According to Eran Eshed, who is the Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development, Altair prides itself in its success in changing the way the communications game is played. In such a competitive market, its product has come out on top.
Faster Than Fast
LTE networks, which are also called 4G, can deliver data up to ten times faster than the current 3G networks. The largest US service providers, such as AT&T and Sprint, are beginning to offer LTE enabled networks to their users. The 3G networks currently in use are very expensive, but 4G devices can be offered at lower costs.
Tablets of the Future
Tablets are taking over the laptop and desktop market. They can do many of the functions that a computer can, and they’re a lot more fun! Verizon noticed Altair’s prominence in the marketplace many years ago, and has helped it gain certifications and components. So guess which 4G chipset it chose to put in its Ellipsis 7, the new tablets? Yes, Verizon chose Altair’s FourGee chipsets. Some of the other tablets from major manufacturers are LTE capable, which means that if the appropriate chip is used, those tablets are able to function in a 4G environment, but Verizon has taken the bull by the horns and is using FourGee chipsets to market tablets that are LTE only. Those tablets will not work on the older 2G or 3G networks.
Manufacturers such as Verizon will come out the winners in a very competitive market by using 4G to power its first LTE only product. Rather than making LTE a premium feature, they will make it into a mainstream feature that will turn into substantial savings for the customer.