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What is Wi-Fi?
Short for wireless fidelity, Wi-Fi (also known as WiFi and wifi) 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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2012-11-20 Yoshida: Can Renesas be saved by the Wii U?
Junko Yoshida offers analysis on the upcoming launch of Nintendo's Wii U console and how Renesas will be impacted by its sales.
2012-11-15 Wii-U expected to sell like hotcakes
IHS iSuppli predicts that Nintendo's Wii U will experience a fast start. But in the long run, the console will struggle to match its predecessors numbers.
2007-06-08 Wii outsells PS3 in Japan, 5:1
Despite record-high sales it posted in the last fiscal year, Sony Corp. has little to smile about as Nintendo Co.'s Wii game console outsold Playstation 3 by more than five times in Japan last month.
2006-05-11 ST sensors power Nintendo's Wii home console
STMicroelectronics announced that its three-axis acceleration sensors will be used to provide a motion-activated user interface for Nintendo's new home console.
2006-11-15 Sonic to bring DVD functionality in future Nintendo Wii console
Sonic Solutions announced that Nintendo has chosen Sonic CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator to bring high-quality DVD movie viewing to a future version of the Nintendo's Wii gaming console.
2007-07-04 PS3 Japan sales trail behind Wii, 6:1
Nintendo Wii game consoles extended its knockout streak for a fourth month as it outsold against Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan by a ratio of over 6 to 1.
2007-12-05 PS3 bounces back, trumps Wii sales in Japan
Sony's PlayStation 3 has pulled a big upset in the year-long game console battle as it outsold rival Nintendo's Wii in Japan last November.
2009-05-05 Pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyro readies for Wii
InvenSense Inc. has launched what is claimed to be the first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyroscope, that is able to sense the two axes used by remote controls and baton-shaped game controllers like the Wii, creating a new category of 3D motion sensor.
2006-05-17 Nintendo's Wii console adopts Broadcom Bluetooth, Wi-Fi tech
Broadcom announced that the Wii game console from Nintendo will include Broadcom Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies.
2006-06-21 Nintendo's New Wii console uses NEC' eDRAM
NEC Electronics announced that Nintendo Co. Ltd has selected its 90nm CMOS-compatible embedded DRAM (eDRAM) technology for Wii, Nintendo's new video game console.
2007-01-01 Nintendo woos casual gamers with intuitive Wii
A teardown of Wii shows a comparatively simple design with far fewer major components than its competittion's.
2006-12-19 Nintendo Wii woos casual gamers
Nintendo has built the Wii to be a more intuitive videogame console designed to attract new and casual gamers.
2006-12-20 Nintendo to replace 2 million Wii wrist straps
Nintendo of America Inc. agreed to voluntarily replace about 2 million wrist straps of its Wii video game console after reports of three minor injuries and damaged TV sets due to the straps breaking.
2006-05-11 Nintendo names Freescale's CodeWarrior official toolset for Wii
Nintendo and Freescale Semiconductor have collaborated to provide reliable, flexible and cost-efficient development tools for the new Wii console.
2007-06-19 Nintendo faces patent suit over Wii
Texas-based Lonestar Inventions LP has filed a complaint against Nintendo Co. Ltd for allegedly infringing one of its patents for the latter's game consoles, according to a Reuters report.
2008-02-19 iSuppli: Wii to rule this year's game console arena
Powered by its strong appeal to casual gamers, Nintendo's Wii this year is expected to displace Microsoft's Xbox 360 as the new-generation video game console with the world's largest installed base, reports iSuppli.
2008-08-25 Hillcrest Labs sues Nintendo for Wii-related patents
Hillcrest Labs has filed a complaint for patent infringement with the U.S. International Trade Commission and a separate patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court in Maryland against Nintendo regarding the Wii video game system.
2007-12-18 Greenpeace: Wii tops chemically toxic game consoles
According to Greenpeace in its "Clash of the Consoles" report, Nintendo is the worst offender, having so far failed to eliminate the most toxic chemicals used in the Wii and with no voluntary take back or recycling policy.
2007-06-21 Trimmer Nintendo DS Lite plays up consumer appeal
Nintendo DS Lite packs a plethora of features from the two-panel display, to embedded wireless Wi-Fi and better power management in a portable device, taking gaming anytime, anywhere.
2006-05-11 Nintendo adopts ADI's iMEMS sensor for new controller
Nintendo incorporates Analog Devices' 3-axis ADXL330 iMEMS acceleration sensor in the Wii controller, allowing players the body motion to control his or her actions in the game in real time.
2006-05-03 NEC chip to drive next-gen Nintendo console
NEC Electronics will produce LSIs for Nintendo's next generation game console, the Wii, at its 300mm wafer fab in Yamagata Prefecture.
2013-12-13 MIT team develops through-wall, 3D motion tracking system
Dubbed by the researchers as "WiTrack," the system uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions, pinpointing 3D location to within 10-20cm.
2007-01-25 MEMS devices gained inroads in consumer apps, reports industry group
Microelectromechanical systems made significant inroads into the consumer electronics market last year, according to the MEMS Industry Group, the association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries.
2008-05-20 Jury fines Nintendo $21M for patent infringement
Nintendo of America was ordered to pay an U.S. gaming company $21 million Wednesday for infringing on a patent while designing controllers for its Wii and GameCube systems.
2008-11-24 Hacking down on video game energy use
Individual gamers and console makers could significantly reduce energy use from video games, according to study that identified the Nintendo Wii as the industry's most efficient "juice sipper."
2007-12-11 Gaming market yet to crown its king
Due to the short supply of consoles from Nintendo and Sony last year, many expected the 2007 holiday season to be the true indicator of which console will win the hearts and wallets of consumers.
2007-05-25 Console war is no kids' game
Videogame systems have come a long way from the days of a paddle and a bouncing ballinteractive games, online play and realistic graphics have moved gaming from something that only kids play to a pastime of many.
2013-01-18 AMD sues former staff for theft of trade secrets
AMD filed a suit which claims that four of its ex-employees made off with documents, including secrets about technology which will be used for the next generation of gaming consoles.
2008-06-02 MEMS makeover consumer electronics apps
Motion sensing technologies for mobile and gaming devices come in a variety of flavors, ranging from IR sensors and inertial sensors to combo devices that integrate accelerometers and gyros. Thanks to the Nintendo Wii and Apple iPhone--and the limitless imagination of designers--motion sensing technologies are enabling a host of novel applications.
2008-05-26 Game consoles fail Greenpeace's green electronics test
In the "Playing Dirty" report by Greenpeace, the organization revealed that the world's most popular game consoles Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 Elite and Microsoft Xbox 360 tested positive for hazardous chemicals and materials.
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