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Marvell, Wilocity partner on tri-band Wi-Fi

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 1:50pm
Andrew Berg, Wireless Week

Marvell and Wilocity today announced a new partnership to bring tri-band Wi-Fi solutions enabled with 802.11ad to market.

Marvell has chosen Wilocity to accelerate Marvell’s deployment of WiGig-compliant wireless platforms for computing, networking infrastructure and consumer electronics, the companies said.

The companies said the aim of the partnership is to deliver highly mobile, thin, light platforms that do not sacrifice performance and functionality with the first truly wireless bus extension, eliminating the need for cables and freeing devices from physical size constraints.

The resulting WiGig solution enables advanced applications like wireless docking, high-speed sync and low-latency wireless connections to displays.

“60 GHz wireless is an exciting in-room, multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology that enhances end users’ wireless experience and has the potential to eliminate more wires from consumers’ homes,” said Sameer Bidichandani, senior director of technology strategy at Marvell Semiconductor. “We look forward to collaborating with Wilocity to deliver cutting-edge WiGig products to the market that maintain compatibility with hundreds of millions of existing Wi-Fi devices.”

Founded in 2007, Wilocity is currently working on next-generation 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets for both the mobile computing platform and peripheral markets.

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