Chipset vendor predicts mass market LTE device market by 2012

Altair Semiconductor predicts the first LTE handsets will come to market in the second half of next year but won't achieve mass market appeal until 2012.

Eran Eshed, Altair's co-founder and vice president of marketing and business development, said the company will debut its first LTE radio modem this November. In an interview with Unstrung, he said phones using Altair chips could come to market later in 2010. "You'll see real handsets in real trials in the second half of 2010," he said. After that, Eshed said he expects volumes to rise in 2011, and then reach a mass market level by 2012. "That means millions of units," he said.

For more:
- see Unstrung

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