Qualcomm Acquires 'WiGig Pioneer' Wilocity

Posted: Jul 6 2014, 1:12pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Qualcomm Acquires 'WiGig Pioneer' Wilocity

The company working on WiGig-friendly chips, Wilocity, was recently acquired by Qualcomm.

We are already quite impressed by the high-speed, wireless networking belt of Qualcomm and now it has added a new tool and if this newest purchase of the company really turns out well, then we should be expecting wireless speeds which would be thrice as fast as the existing best routers of the world. We are talking about the WiGig and the company working on WiGig-friendly chips, Wilocity, was recently acquired by Qualcomm.

The official announcement was made on Wednesday but there weren’t enough details to tell us how much was paid for the purchase of the Israeli setup. However, the rumors are saying that this deal must have been struck at $300 million but we cant really be sure of what the final deal entailed.

Qualcomm Atheros president Amir Faintuch recently stated that "WiGig will play an important role in Qualcomm's strategy to address consumers' increasingly sophisticated smartphone, tablet and computing requirements to support applications—such as immediate streaming of 4K video and high throughput peer-to-peer communication to enable the next generation of social interactions between users sharing content”.

WiGig's theoretical maximum speed is of 7 Gbps but don’t expect to be sending off your files at this whizzing speed ‘just yet’. We hate to break your bubble here but first of all Wilocity's current batch of chips are nowhere near the maximum speeds that it could toss over the 60Ghz band. So far, it has only hit the mark of 4.4 Gbps. Secondly, the data transmissions at higher speeds come with a cost because signals require some effort to pass through walls.

source: pcmag

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