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What is Wi-Fi?
Acronym for Wireless Fidelity. Wi-Fi is a brand originally licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to describe the underlying technology of WLAN based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications, whether 802.11b, 802.11a, dual-band, etc.
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2010-03-19 Zigbee, Wi-Fi groups bring wireless nets to smart grid
The Zigbee Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance announced are partnering to on wireless home area networks (HAN) for smart grid applications.
2008-05-26 WLAN modules simplify Wi-Fi transition for M2Ms
Laird Technologies released a new range of 802.11 WLAN processor modules that provide a wide range of AT commands and web configuration to make the Wi-Fi transition simple for M2M designers.
2007-09-21 WLAN chip drives Wi-Fi in high-volume segments
Broadcom's new WLAN platform enables customers to deliver wireless capabilities in new platforms and at new price points, spurring Wi-Fi penetration in the high-volume segments.
2005-10-26 Wireless data's future? 3G, Wi-Fi, WiMAX combo
With wireless service providers and equipment manufacturers attempting to sort out the future course of mobile broadband data, some say the 'right combination of 3G, WiMAX and Wi-Fi' will be needed to achieve the most success.
2007-01-15 WiMAX, metro Wi-Fi beat cellular on power efficiency
WiMAX and metro Wi-Fi are both more energy cost effective than cellular, according to a report by ABI Research.
2004-04-19 WiMax making its mark as Wi-Fi's big brother
WiMax is no more a mere blip on the wireless radar while Wi-Fi revolution unfolds right in front of our eyes.
2009-01-20 Will Wi-Fi reign supreme?
It's UMA/GAN technology that makes Wi-Fi a RAN technology, extending the mobile network over IP. Here's why Wi-Fi is poised to become the highest-performance, lowest-cost, indoor RAN technology on the market.
2010-05-12 WiGig joins hands with SiBeam, Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has struck a deal with the Wi-Fi Alliance to have its specification for 60GHz networking considered as the next generation of Wi-Fi.
2002-09-18 Wi-LAN, Fujitsu Micro to codevelop SoC for wireless apps
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. and Wi-LAN Inc. have partnered to codevelop SoCs aimed for broadband wireless applications.
2002-09-12 Wi-LAN, Fujitsu Micro partner on broadband SoC
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. has partnered with Wi-LAN Inc. for the development of SoCs for broadband wireless applications.
2004-05-05 Wi-LAN, FMA to produce WiMAX certified system
ASIC provider Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. (FMA) and Wi-LAN Inc. have revealed their plans to jointly produce what they claim to be the industry's first WiMAX certified broadband wireless system.
2011-08-18 Wi-LAN's $490M Mosaic bid strengthens its technology licensing
According to Wi-LAN, its acquisition of Mosaid would create a stronger, more valuable technology licensing company with greater technology, business and geographic diversification.
2004-10-22 Wi-LAN unveils broadband wireless product for ITS apps
Wi-LAN launched Mobilis, said to be the first commercially available two-way broadband wireless product designed for a high-speed mobile environment.
2008-08-20 Wi-LAN to drop TI in patent suit
Wi-LAN Inc. has announced that Texas Instruments Inc. will be dismissed from Wi-LAN's legal action No. 2:07-cv-474 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
2008-06-24 Wi-LAN pursues legal action vs. Motorola, RIM, UTStarCom
Wi-LAN Inc. has initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Motorola Inc., Research in Motion Corp., Research In Motion Ltd. and UTStarcom Inc.
2007-11-06 Wi-LAN files patent suits against 22 firms
Wi-LAN last week announced it has filed two patent infringement suits against 22 technology companies, including chip suppliers, equipment vendors and electronics retailers.
2009-04-28 Wi-Fi/HSPA solution powers Classmate PCs
Huawei Technologies has developed the Huawei EM772, claimed to be first module to integrate two network standards, Wi-Fi and HSPA for Classmate PCs.
2007-04-02 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos flood market
Wireless chipmakers have unleashed a barrage of similar-sounding products for cellular handsets that offer simultaneous support for Bluetooth and WLANs.
2007-02-14 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos continue to spread
In the days leading up to the 3GSM World Congress, wireless chip makers unleashed a barrage of similar-sounding products for cellular handsets that offer simultaneous support for Bluetooth and WLANs.
2009-02-17 Wi-Fi-enabled phones to double in numbers
Shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled cellular handsets will double in volume by the end of 2010, compared to January 2008, and that growth curve is expected to continue through 2013, according to a new ABI Research study.
2013-05-17 Wi-Fi-based small cells to fine tune wireless comms market
Intended to augment wireless coverage in dense urban areas, the small cells can be used in public facilities such as malls, railway and subway stations, and on street or traffic lights, said IHS.
2011-03-18 Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and CES 2011
According to Yongxi Qian, the theme of this year's CES is "Connectivity Everywhere, Wirelessly."
2008-02-08 Wi-Fi, WiMAX soon to invade handsets
An afternoon session on wireless networks at the ISSCC concluded that cost of the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth links are going down, and WiMAX will soon find its way to cellphones.
2013-01-09 Wi-Fi, WiGig Alliance to operate under one roof
The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance have executed a memorandum of agreement outlining their plans to consolidate activity under one group.
2009-06-15 Wi-Fi, LAN modules offer increased design flexibility
Connect One has unveiled the Nano Socket family of embedded LAN and Wi-Fi modules based on its CO2144 Internet controller and targets machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions.
2010-11-05 Wi-Fi, HomePlug seek common standards
Wi-Fi Alliance and HomePlug Powerline Alliance move to review specifications and standards toward interoperability
2009-03-27 Wi-Fi, Ethernet DAQ modules handle harsh setups
National Instruments has released six new wireless and Ethernet data acquisition modules and two ingress protection (IP) enclosures for remote monitoring and control in harsh environments.
2008-03-13 Wi-Fi, 3G thriving together, survey finds
A survey on the usage of Wi-Fi and 3G indicates these wireless technologies are thriving together and likely to continue to do so into the foreseeable future.
2009-01-15 Wi-Fi weathered the '08 economic storm
Driven by strong consumer and enterprise demand for a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, Wi-Fi chipset sales jumped 25 percent in 2008 to 387 million.
2009-04-28 Wi-Fi tracker handles two-way RTLS
Redpine Signals Inc. has released a new module supporting Wi-Fi real-time location systems (RTLS) tags that offers an 802.11n single stream solution for asset tracking.
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