Franklin Wireless selects Altair's Verizon wireless certified chipset to power LTE-enabled devices

January 15, 2013 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Altair Semiconductor has announced that its FourGee™ LTE chipset has been selected by Franklin Wireless to power its line of single mode LTE-enabled products for the US market.

Earlier this year, and following more than three years of global commercial shipments, Altair's FourGee-3100/6202 chipset became one of the first LTE chipsets to achieve Verizon Wireless certification.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by a leading mobile and wireless innovator such as Franklin Wireless," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of Altair. "Having Verizon Wireless certified chipsets in its products will accelerate Franklin's time to market as well as reduce its investment in commercializing their Altair-based products in the U.S. market. We look forward to working closely with Franklin as they expand their differentiated product portfolio into LTE."

"Altair's LTE solution was a natural choice for us to integrate into our LTE-enabled devices, not only in the U.S., but in several additional and important worldwide markets," said OC Kim, President of Franklin Wireless. "The level of maturity achieved from successfully deploying across numerous global carrier networks, combined with the performance and low cost offered by Altair's chipset, will enable Franklin to differentiate our products and shorten our time to market."