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Altair Semiconductor Raises $25 Million

LTE chipset developer Altair Semiconductor announced Monday it raised a $25 million round of financing from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, BRM, Giza Venture Capital, JVP and Pacific Technology, bringing the total amount of funds raised to just over $100 million. The Israel-based company will use the capital to further expand their position in the LTE chipset market. Altair’s products are found inside of USB dongles, tablets, Ultrabooks, Internet hotspots and routers.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus