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ALTAIR AND FIC INTRODUCE 3.5GHZ LTE TABLET.

Altair Semiconductor and First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) have introduced the world's first 3.5GHz LTE-enabled tablet computer.

As spectrum availability is becoming more limited globally, the 3.5GHz 4G LTE band is receiving increased attention. 3GPP defines 200MHz of contiguous TDD spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, offering a significantly higher number of deployable LTE channels than any other band.

The 3.5GHz spectrum represents a high growth area, said Alex Dee, Vice President at FIC. We partnered with Altair Semiconductor for this industry-first tablet because Altair is one of the leading providers of 3.5GHz solutions for commercial products, and has the most advanced and mature LTE chipset and software on the market.

The tablet connects to LTE networks using Altair's newest single-mode LTE chipset, FourGee-3800/6300, which supports a very wide frequency band span between 700-3800MHz.

To date, we've only seen 3.5GHz enabled products such as desktop modems and dongles," added Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. We are pleased to announce, together with our partner FIC, the first-ever 3.5GHz tablet, which marks the mainstreaming of this emerging LTE band."

Elija TF9300 is a quad-core tablet equipped with a 9.7-inch IPS panel for ultra wide degree viewing angle, full 1080p video playback, 3.5GHz 4G LTE connectivity and USB OTG (on- the-go). It is powered by a Freescale Quad-Core 1.0 GHz processer, has 16GB of storage and an Android 4.3 OS.

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is a 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 http://www.altair-semi.com.

About FIC

Founded in 1980, First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) is a designer and producer of electronic devices now is focusing its core business on building automation system and versatile ARM platform enablement solutions. FIC has a workforce of over 8,100 employees spread amongst two manufacturing/ assembly sites and four branch offices.

As an OEM/ODM supplier to many of the leading brands in North America, Asia and Europe, FIC has established itself as a pioneer of innovative products, supplying engineering expertise, advanced R&D and logistical services throughout the world.

For more information, visit www.fic.com.tw or call 929/222-8003.
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