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Talk:List of Wi-Fi Chipset Vendors

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Ubicom[edit]

Afaik Ubicom is not a Wi-Fi chipset vendor: none of its processors has internal Wi-Fi MAC/BB/RF capability. The Intersil + Ubicom router demo [1] has a regular Ubicom processor, but all the Wi-Fi processing is done by Intersil PRISM chipset.

I'm removing Ubicom from this list, it belongs to the regular chipset category, not the Wi-Fi chipset category. X64 (talk) 19:13, 3 October 2014 (EDT)

Experiments[edit]

Wi-Fi Chipset Vendors table[edit]

Name First
Release
Date
Active a b g n ac ad
Atmel
1984: Founded
1999: First Wi-Fi chip (AT76C501 802.11b MAC)
2012: Acquired Ozmo Devices (WiSoC's)
2014: Acquired Newport Media (WiSoC's)
1999 yes a b g n - - -


Ozmo Devices
2004: Founded
2009: First Wi-Fi chipset (OZMO1000)
2012: Acquired by Atmel
2009 no a b g - - - -


Newport Media
2005: Founded
2012: First Wi-Fi chip (NMC1000 802.11bgn)
2014: Acquired by Atmel
2012 no - b g n - - -


Blu Wireless - bluwirelesstechnology.com
2009: Founded
2015: Demonstrated 802.11ad 60GHz chipset
2015 yes - - - - - ad -


Broadcom
2000: Founded
2002: First Wi-Fi chip (BCM4301 802.11b)
2002 yes a b g n ac - -


MediaTek
1997: Founded (UMC)
2005: Acquired Inprocomm (Wi-Fi chipsets)
2011: Acquired Ralink (WiSoC's 802.11abgn)
2005 yes a b g n ac - -


Ralink
2001: Founded
2004: First Wi-Fi chipset (RT2400 802.11b)
2011: Acquired by MediaTek
2004 no a b g n - - -


Inprocomm
2002: Founded
2003: First Wi-Fi chip (IPN2101 802.11b)
2005: Acquired by MediaTek
2003 no a b g - - - -


Beam Networks - beamnetworks.com
2006: Founded
worked on 802.11ad, no product released
2012: Defunct
no - - - - - ad -


Notes:

  • First Release Date: Date when first WiFi chipset was released, or Date of first acquisition another WiFi chipset vendor

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