CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. "These investments accelerate our business strategy, and it's always a good thing when our equity strategy promotes our business strategy," said John Hull, a director of the Intel Communications Fund. The computer industry has latched onto Wi-Fi in hopes of renewing consumer interest. The technology is gradually infiltrating everything from PCs to DVD players, leading industry analysts to forecast significant growth in the coming years as consumers complement their high-speed broadband access with wireless networks and connect their devices to those networks.
Intel is also looking to jump onto the Wi-Fi bandwagon with its first Wi-Fi module, code-named Calexico, which will be part of a platform that will include its upcoming Banias notebook processor, Intel originally planned to come out with a dual-band 802.11(a)(b) chip at the same time it released its upcoming Banias notebook processor and Calexico, in the first half san francisco white map iphone case of 2003, but it is delaying its Wi-Fi chips until later in the first half of 2003 to clean up some engineering issues and clear regulatory hurdles..
Intel announced in October that its Communications Fund planned to invest $150 million in wireless start-ups to help accelerate the acceptance of 802.11, also known as Wi-Fi. The technology lets devices located within a 300-foot radius of one another communicate without wires. Intel is taking minority stakes--less than 20 percent--in companies, typically investing between $1 million to $10 million. The Communications Fund is managed by Intel Capital, which was created to invest $500 million in voice and data communications technologies.
Salt Lake City-based san francisco white map iphone case STSN connects hotel guest rooms and meeting rooms to wired and wireless high-speed data networks, TeleSym, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., develops software that allows voice communications over wireless networks and can be used on mobile PCs and handheld devices, The chipmaker continues to throw its support behind wireless networking by investing in two companies working on Wi-Fi technologies, News.CommentaryWith high-profile backing, Cometa Networkswill win the Wi-Fi wars, Forrester says, The chipmaker's Communications Fund is throwing in with network access company STSN and IP telephony software developer TeleSym, Intel first invested STSN in 1999, The companies would not disclose the terms or the amounts of the financing..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. The nation's wireless carriers have until 2004 to create a service that lets emergency call centers locate people who dial 911. Emergency call centers credit their ability to locate a landline phone with saving the lives of those unaware of where they are or too injured or panicked to provide any details. With more than half of all 911 calls now coming from cell phones, emergency call centers say they need the E911 service more than ever.