IBM to announce ten times faster Wi-Fi chip

Posted on Wednesday, February 08 2006 @ 0:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM will announce a new chip today that can enable wireless networking at ten times the speed of today's standard Wi-Fi chips.
If the company can commercialize the chip, it would dramatically improve the ability to transfer data such as high-definition movies from one part of a home to another, said Brian Gaucher at IBM's research lab in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

The chip is a hybrid of the elements silicon and germanium but can be made in standard chip factories. It operates at a speed of 60 gigahertz, far faster than the standard 2.4 gigahertz or 5 gigahertz speeds that WiFi wireless networking chips use today.
More info at Mercury News.

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