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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik