Altair Semiconductor Announces Demonstration of WiMAX Chipset in MiTAC Device at WiMAX Forum's Broadband Taiwan 2009 Event

FourGee(TM)-2150 designed into MiTAC's Mio MiBuddy navigation system enabling introduction of a suite of innovative services and information to the mobile user

HOD HASHARON, Israel, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Semiconductor, a 4G chip company developing the world's most advanced mobile semiconductors for handheld devices, today announced its mobile WiMAX baseband processor, the FourGee(TM)-2150, has been integrated into MiTAC's Mio branded Mobile Internet Navigation Device (MIND). The device - called MiBuddy - was announced and demonstrated today at the WiMAX Forum's Broadband Taiwan 2009 event in Taipei. MiTAC develops and produces navigation devices and IT solutions for users around the world.

MiTAC's announcement came as part of its "Explore Taiwan" project, which will provide WiMAX wireless broadband services to citizens and travelers. The project will enable rich and real-time Location Based Services (LBS), including: mobile navigation for walking, driving and public transportation as well as city tour guides where users can record what they see and find local events of interest and friends in the area.

"Altair has remained focused on providing the world's most power efficient 4G chipset for handheld devices operating across 4G standards like WiMAX and LTE," said Oded Melamed, Co-Founder and CEO of Altair Semiconductor. "Working with a leading device innovator such as MiTAC on this project is further validation of that focus and the value that our handheld-optimized FourGee(TM) product line provides. We are proud to be a key technology enabler of this exciting platform and service offering."

"Altair's FourGee(TM)-2150 is the most power efficient WiMAX chipset in the market today and we see it as a crucial element of the new MiBuddy system," said Billion Wan, Associate Vice President, of MiTAC. "In the coming months, as we roll out additional devices and services we look forward to leveraging the unique power efficiency and small size of Altair's products for other devices which will follow MiBuddy."

Altair's FourGee(TM)-2150 Feature Highlights Include:

    --  Full compliance with mobile WiMAX Wave-2 features
    --  Patent pending ELP(TM) - Extreme Low Power technology
    --  Based on Altair's proprietary "O2P" Software Defined Radio (SDR)
        architecture, which offers an unparalleled combination of flexibility,
        performance and power efficiency
    --  Rigorously IOT and field tested with most base-station and WiMAX network
        components available today
    --  Built-in, patent pending solution for coexistence of WiMAX with
        Bluetooth and WiFi
    --  Smallest mobile WiMAX processor in the industry, 7x7 mm low-profile Ball
        Grid Array

The FourGee(TM)-2150 is part of Altair's comprehensive portfolio for 4G, which also includes products for 3GPP LTE and XGP PHS standards.

Visit www.altair-semi.com for more information on the FourGee(TM)-2150 and Altair's full suite of 4G solutions.

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. The company's products provide device manufacturers integrating any 4G technology into their products with a highly power-optimized, robust and cost-effective solution. Altair's comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed "O2P(TM)", Altair's products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. Altair is privately held and has raised a total of $48M in three rounds of financing from investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, BRM Capital, ETV Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Jerusalem Venture Partners, and Pacific Technology Fund.

About MiTAC

MiTAC International is a global information technology company headquartered in Taiwan and publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Founded in the 1990's MiTAC International has based its business model on Innovation, Design, Manufacture and Service (IDMS), thereby providing our clients with a totally integrated solution. This solution is managed by the following Business Units (BUs): Client System, Enterprise, Mobile Communication, and Tyan. The core competence of MiTAC International centers on in-house software development, innovative integrated hardware technology, ID design ability, vertical-manufacture ability and brand management ability. Mitac's Mobile Communications Business Unit is focused on developing integrated handheld products, including GPS, GPS Smartphones and Mobile Internet Devices, with the emphasis on moving towards High Profit, Value- Added Design, Manufacturer and Sales. MiTAC Web site: http://www.mitac.com.

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