Tag: broadcom

Broadcom joins the pre-standard 802.11ax chip race

Like the 3GPP’s 5G New Radio, the WiFi community’s first ‘5G’ standard, 802.11ax, is close enough to finalization that companies can design ‘pre-standard’ chips,...

AirTies may become IPR business

It is rare that two sworn WiFi technology enemies, such as Broadcom and Quantenna, go ahead and license the same technology, but this week...

Broadcom buys Brocade for $5.9bn, may regret ditching Ruckus and IP

Broadcom will become storage area networking leader with premium-priced deal Will offload IP switches and routers, and nascent wireless platforms including Ruckus Is...

Cypress to pay $550m for Broadcom’s IoT assets

Cypress Semiconductor is acquiring Broadcom’s IoT division for $550m in cash, including the WICED brand and the IoT-focused WiFi and Bluetooth assets, as well...

More LTE-U clashes, but the real test will be route to...

Telefonica and Ericsson have conducted the latest live demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed, bringing the technology closer to commercial implementation even outside the US and Korea....

WiFi fights on all fronts as it goes after new US...

As the lines between unlicensed and licensed spectrum blur in carrier strategies, bands of both types are increasingly valued and therefore contested. This is...

Chip majors on the prowl for WiGig

Deploying WiFi in 60GHz spectrum was once seen as a niche option, but the emerging WiGig technology is heading for the mainstream, supporting multi-gigabit...

Mobile Is Making a Huge Impact in the Grocery Store

Mobile devices are having an enormous impact on the purchasing decisions that shoppers are making in grocery stores, and that impact is growing rapidly...

Cablevision makes its Wi-Fi-only phone move

The day the US mobile operators have dreaded will arrive next month, when Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only phone services, the first major cableco to do...

New Study Confirms That In-Store Wi-Fi Increases Customer Loyalty

Wi-Fi, and the technology that depends on a solid wireless infrastructure, are becoming increasingly important to retailers. Not only does Wi-Fi support critical back-office...