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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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2007-06-26 Patent battles brew in Wi-Fi industry
A U.S. federal court's injunction against Japanese WLAN equipment vendor Buffalo Technology in its patent fight with an Australian science agency could have broad implications for the Wi-Fi industry.
2008-08-21 Ozmo, Avago co-develop Wi-Fi PAN optical mouse ref design
Ozmo Devices and Avago Technologies have partnered to develop a complete optical mouse design kit leveraging Ozmo's Wi-Fi PAN solution.
2007-03-26 NXP readies 'smallest' Wi-Fi chip
NXP Semiconductors is about to start sampling a single-package 81-pin TFBGA Wi-Fi chip that it says is the smallest device yet for 802.11 b/g connectivity as well as offering very low power drain.
2006-08-10 Nonprofits develop solar Wi-Fi mesh networks for rural areas
Two non-profit companies have announced plans to develop solar powered Wi-Fi mesh networks for rural areas, particularly in developing countries.
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.
2005-09-05 Nikon, Kodak rush Wi-Fi digital cameras to market
Eastman Kodak and Nikon are rushing Wi-Fi-enabled digital cameras to market in a race to bring the first wireless Wi-Fi camera to photography enthusiasts.
2009-08-14 Nightstand clock gets open-source, Wi-Fi boost
The Chumby is a $200 Wi-Fi-connected personal Internet appliance that gets its information and applications through Chumby's Website following a simple online registration process that opens up access to so-called "widgets."
2007-09-07 New Apple iPod shines with touchscreen, Wi-Fi
Following the successful launch of iPhone, Apple has unveiled the new iPod touch featuring a touchscreen user interface and Wi-Fi wireless networking.
2007-02-15 More than 1B Wi-Fi chips to ship in 2012, report says
By the end of 2008, more than 1 billion Wi-Fi chipsets will have rolled into the market, according to a recent report by ABI Research.
2004-08-13 More pre-802.11n Wi-Fi gear emerges
Belkin has released a router and wireless network card that uses pre-802.11n multiple-input, multiple-output antenna technology created by Airgo Networks.
2009-09-03 More flight travelers want Wi-Fi
In-flight Wi-Fi access is more important for business travelers than meal service and free movies.
2010-04-29 Module fuses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth in small form
From Wi2Wi comes the W2CBW009Di Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module in small footprint and over a wide range of industrial temperatures, -40C to +85.
2012-12-11 Mobile Wi-Fi, optical net markets continue to grow
Market watcher Dell'Oro has cut a forecast that base stations, service provider Wi-Fi, 100 Gbit/s Ethernet and wavelength division multiplexing will continue to experience an explosive growth.
2011-02-15 MIMO Wi-Fi SoC offers beamforming, Bluetooth 4.0
Marvell's Avastar 88W8797 SoC is an 802.11n 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi solution touting Wi-Fi Tx beamforming technology, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy capabilities and FM Tx/Rx for smart phones and tablets.
2003-09-26 Microwave Photonics antenna system suits Wi-Fi apps
The AgilWAVE platform from Microwave Photonics is a wireless access infrastructure platform based on a patented switched distributed antenna technology.
2005-01-31 Microsemi ICs support IEEE802.11n Wi-Fi systems
Microsemi Corp. recently announced that it will release high-performance analog/mixed-signal consumer ICs that support the first IEEE802.11n Wi-Fi standard.
2010-06-16 Microchip rolls embedded Wi-Fi, sub-GHz transceivers
Microchip has launched an embedded Wi-Fi transceiver module and an ultralow-power transceiver module for 868-, 915- and 950MHz networks.
2010-01-14 Microchip buys fabless Wi-Fi solutions provider
The MCU and analog semiconductors provider has acquired low-power embedded Wi-Fi solutions innovator ZeroG Wireless Inc.
2005-07-06 Metalink IC completes Wi-Fi links
Metalink has introduced its MtW8170 baseband chip, which, when combined with the company's already available MtW8150 RFIC, will comprise a single chipset targeting the emerging IEEE 802.11n standard for next-generation Wi-Fi.
2013-06-07 MediaTek reveals 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset
The MT7612x series includes fully integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHz PAs supporting calibration free capability, together with the high output power previously only achievable with external PA solutions.
2015-02-05 MediaTek platform eases dev't of Wi-Fi enabled IoT devices
The new platform provides a Software Development Kit for Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux, a Hardware Development Kit co-designed with Seeed Studio and related documentation.
2014-09-18 MediaTek bares first 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP SoC
The new SoC from MediaTek enables high data transmission rates for voice and video applications in smart homes while consuming the least amount of power.
2010-08-12 Marvell, Harman collaborate on built-in Wi-Fi for Audi
Marvell and Harman have cooperated to bring Wi-Fi connectivity into cars, and the 2010 Audi A8 is the first automobile to offer a factory-installed mobile hotspot.
2012-12-05 Marvell claims 802.11ac SoC boosts Wi-Fi throughput
The Avastar 88W8864 WLAN SoC is being touted as the industry's first 802.11ac 4x4 to enhance the throughput of enterprise and retail access points as well as wireless video distribution.
2006-10-30 Lightening protectors roll for Wi-Fi, WiMAX apps
NexTek Inc. has developed quarter-wave stub lightning protectors specifically for Wi-Fi and WiMAX applications that operate in frequencies from 2.4-6GHz.
2007-09-17 Let WiMAX, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi coexist in handsets
The coexistence of WiMAX, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in handsets and handheld devices poses an engineering challenge as their transmission over adjacent RF bands may conflict and severely degrade performance. But it's possible for these wireless technologies to exist in the handset.
2006-02-02 Kyocera, Marvell team up on Wi-Fi/CDMA platform
Kyocera Wireless Corp. has signed a strategic alliance with Marvell to develop a dual-mode Wi-Fi/CDMA handset platform.
2004-05-31 K-Micro joins Wi-Fi Alliance
ASIC provider Kawasaki Microelectronics has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed to certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and to promote them as the global, WLAN standard across all market segments.
2007-04-17 Is Apple working with USI, Foxconn on Wi-Fi iPods?
Apple Inc. reportedly will launch iPods that support Wi-Fi in the second half, according to Digitimes.
2006-07-28 IP coprocessor eases Wi-Fi encryption on M2M apps
Connect One has released a secure IP coprocessor that promises easy addition of encrypted Wi-Fi connectivity to price-sensitive machine-to-machine applications.
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