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Mobile World Congress: BEC Selects Altair Semiconductor for New Line of LTE Routers

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Press release date: February 26, 2014

Innovative Product Enables Service Even in Low Coverage Rural Areas

BARCELONA – Altair Semiconductor (http://www.altair-semi.com), the world's leading provider of high-performance, single-mode LTE solutions, and BEC Technologies, a leading provider of advanced CPE solutions, today announced a partnership to embed Altair's single-mode LTE chipsets in a wide range of routers, gateways, industrial M2M and public safety wireless devices. Altair's unique technology enables BEC to provide broadband wireless connectivity to customers even in low LTE coverage rural areas.

"We are pleased to announce that Altair is now our primary LTE chipset provider," said Andy Germano, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at BEC Technologies. "We selected Altair primarily because of its product maturity and wide range of band support in both TDD and FDD bands. Moreover, Altair's unique modem implementation allows for more robust connectivity and spectrum utilization even when a large distance exists between cell sites. This answers a critical need for many of our service providers and their customers."

"We are pleased to partner with BEC and provide the LTE connectivity solution to its diverse product line," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. "BEC is uniquely positioned to now offer superior multiband LTE routers, gateways and M2M devices to a large base of service providers, across North America."

BEC offers its customers feature rich and high performance platforms enabling advanced functionality and multi-service applications.

Altair and BEC are both attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Altair representatives are available to meet in rooms 5I35MR and 5I38MR.

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets. By focusing on 100% LTE solutions, Altair is enabling the introduction of competitively priced connected devices to the market. The company's chips have been qualified by the world's top LTE carriers. More than 30 original design manufacturers around the world have selected Altair to connect more than 80 end-user devices such as tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, and M2M applications. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.altair-semi.com.

About BEC Technologies, Inc.

BEC Technologies, Inc., founded in 2004 as the North American subsidiary of the 40-year old industry pioneer - Billion Electric Co., is a leading provider of advanced broadband CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) solutions focused on next generation wired & wireless IP services. BEC develops and markets an extensive portfolio of broadband CPEs integrating 3G, 4G/LTE, xDSL, VOIP, PON, Active Ethernet, HomePlug AV, HPNA, Wi-Fi, Centralized Management System, Rugged Industrial Ethernet and Smart Grid Technologies. BEC is committed to providing innovative solutions and continuously improving capabilities, quality and exceeding the expectations of our customers and their subscribers. For more information, please visit our websites at http://www.bectechnologies.net and http://www.billion.com.

Media Contacts:

Altair Semiconductor
Ari Applbaum
+972-544-448-654
ari@finnpartners.co.il

BEC Technologies
D'Andre Ladson
+1-972-422-0877
dladson@bectechnologies.net

Altair Semiconductor
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