Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity In Bid To Kiss Ethernet Wires Goodbye - HotHardware
Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity In Bid To Kiss Ethernet Wires Goodbye

Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity In Bid To Kiss Ethernet Wires Goodbye

Wireless communications is clearly an area of growth, but the thought of being able to transmit absolutely everything sans wires remains something of a pipe dream. Wilocity is a company that's been powering away in an effort to bring some of this to fruition, but it'll soon be doing so with a far more sizable budget. Qualcomm, a giant in the silicon and comms industry, has just acquired the aforementioned company, which just so happens to be a leader in the WiGig industry.

Qualcomm's after the company's 60GHz transmission technology, as it desires to bring multi-gigabit wireless to mobile and networking devices. In other words, Qualcomm chips with integrated 802.11ad (WiGig) should now be on the outfit's roadmap, and it'll also be delivering a family of tri-band platforms that combine Qualcomm Atheros, Wi-Fi, and WiGig solutions.


At first, a reference design based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, with a mind to enable apps that stream 4K video, P2P content, networking, etc., all without bandwidth constraints. Put more simply, the company wants to remove the need for Ethernet cables in mobile, home, and even business streaming cases, where even 4K content can be tossed from one wireless product to another without worrying about stutters or frame drops.

Terms of the deal aren't being disclosed, but it seems that Qualcomm's not going to waste any time integrating its new acquisition. Look out, wires -- seems that your days really are numbered.
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I've never heard of Wilocity. Are they something new?

The fact that they're using 60GHz is quite impressive though, I've never heard of tech that can do that.

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Good luck replacing cables at 60GHz. Won't get a signal anywhere but sitting on the router unless you wanna waste a shitton of energy in getting the signal anywhere at all.

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this sound fascinating as with all hardware it need more time to mature

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Dam and I just purchase a new 802.1ac cisco system for work

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