Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity In Bid To Kiss Ethernet Wires Goodbye
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.