Altair is a fabless semiconductor company based in Israel that is developing state of the art, ultra low power mobile WiMAX silicon solutions optimized for handsets and handheld devices.
Altair was founded in May 2005 by former Texas Instruments executives with extensive broadband and wireless silicon experience. Their products are the smallest, lowest power solutions in the industry, offering superb mobility performance and enabling the migration of WiMAX from a fixed wireless PC technology to a true next generation mobile technology.
Altair's management and technology executives were among the founding team of Libit Signal Processing, a fabless chip company acquired by Texas Instruments in 1999 for $365 million. The company's world class scientists, algorithm, VLSI and software engineers have in the past, jointly developed over twenty complex mixed-signal silicon products, spanning six different broadband wired and wireless technologies.
Altair is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum and a member of the IEEE802.16e.
Funding Rounds (6) - $144MUpdate
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Jun, 2014||$45M / Series F||—||Jerusalem Global Ventures||2|
|Jul, 2013||$25M / Series E||—||—||5|
|Apr, 2011||$26M / Series D||—||Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)||5|
|Sep, 2008||$22M / Series C||—||Pacific Technology Partners||2|
|Jun, 2007||$18M / Series B||—||Bessemer Venture Partners||4|
|Dec, 2005||$8M / Series A||—||BRM Capital||3|
Current Team (8)Update
Board Members and Advisors (1)Update
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|Jan 28, 2016||TechCrunch - Asian Nations Push Courtship Of Israeli Tech Companies|
|Jan 27, 2016||TechCrunch (China) - 索尼收购以色列公司 Altair Semiconductor，打造自己的物联网业务|
|Jan 26, 2016||Mobile Syrup - The LTE modem in your next smartphone could be made by Sony|
|Jan 26, 2016||9to5Google - Sony acquires Israeli chip maker Altair Semiconductor for its LTE chip tech|
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