30 Jun '14, 9am
Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth
Digitimes Research: Wi-Fi chipmakers taking different paths for growth Danny Kuo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 30 June 2014] In the first half of 2014, Wi-Fi chipmakers can be divided into two groups: one focusing on developing Wi-Fi chip solutions with better specifications and higher speed, and the other that is no longer interested in increasing the number of antenna or transmission speed, but instead focusing on meeting Wi-Fi chip demand for emerging applications. The number of Wi-Fi antenna marks a major difference between the two groups. Chipmakers who focus on pushing high-end specifications mostly support four Wi-Fi antenna specifications with some pushing 6- to 8-antenna solutions. These chipmakers are also persuading their brand partners to put more antenna in their products to strengthen communication performances. Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone's dual-anten...