Altair Semiconductor opens regional headquarters in India

Altair Semiconductor, the developer of ultra-low power,
small footprint and high performance LTE chipsets,
announced that it has opened a new office in India to be headed by industry
veteran Salaj Sinha. The new facility will handle all Indian operations and
provide business and technical support for prospective and current customers.


Altair offers
one of the only commercially ready TD-LTE chipsets, and is the only
cost-effective single mode TD-LTE solution available in the market, that can
ship in volume in 2011. India is the third market, following China and Japan,
where Altair has established a TD-LTE leadership position.


We believe that India will be one of the largest and
strongest growth markets for LTE and an on-the-ground presence in India will
allow Altair to enhance support for our Indian customers, as well as enable us
to effectively support the large scale field trials we are involved in, as we
progress towards the commercialization of TD-LTE in India,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and
Business Development at Altair.


In contrast to FD-LTE where several chip vendors offer
commercial products, Altair is the only chip supplier today with a cost
effective and power efficient TD-LTE product, capable of fulfilling the
stringent requirements of markets like India,” Eshed



Increasing Altair’s presence in India is an important
strategic move for the company, as the region has emerged as the world’s
fastest-growing telecommunications market. Indian carriers poised to launch LTE
services include Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, Aircel and Tikona, among


“Within a few years, India will become the world’s
number one LTE market in terms of installations and commercial applications and
Altair’s local presence, plus our field-proven and commercially ready product
line, will further solidify Altair’s TD-LTE leadership position in India,”said Salaj Sinha. 


Recently, Altair demonstrated real-life over-the-air
simultaneous throughputs of 58Mbps down and 14Mbps up, becoming the first chip
vendor to achieve such high performance on a commercial TD-LTE USB dongle.


In addition to the new India facility, Altair has
established regional offices in the United States, Japan,
and Germany, and has representatives in Korea
and Taiwan.


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