Airgo Networks (formerly Woodside Networks), is a Palo Alto, California-based company specializing in the development of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless technology.[1] Airgo Networks was founded in 2001 by Gregory Raleigh, V.K. Jones, David Johnson, Geert Awater, Rolf de Vegt and Richard van Nee.

Airgo Networks
Subsidiary
FoundedMay 2001
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California, USA
Key people
Gregory Raleigh
ProductsWLAN
ParentQualcomm
Websitewww.qca.qualcomm.com

Airgo was a lead proponent of the 802.11n standard.[2] The company began shipping the world’s first MIMO-OFDM chipsets in 2003.[3][4]

In September 2005, Airgo Networks launched its third generation True MIMO chip set with support for data rates up to 240 Mbit/s.[5]

On December 3, 2006, Qualcomm announced that it would acquire Airgo Networks for an undisclosed amount.[6] [7]Airgo is now owned by Qualcomm, although still located in Palo Alto, while Qualcomm's headquarters is in San Diego.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CNET, "Pushing the evolution of wireless networks" February 3, 2004.
  2. ^ ZDNet, "Is Airgo the uncrowned king of 802.11n MIMO?" June 20, 2005.
  3. ^ TechNewsWorld, "Airgo Claims Next-Gen Wireless LAN in Chipset" August 18, 2003.
  4. ^ "Airgo promises breakthrough in mobile-call quality". USA Today. Gannett Co. 18 August 2003. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Airgo Launches Third-Generation WiFi Chip | Mobile | TechNewsWorld". www.technewsworld.com. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  6. ^ Qualcom Press Release, "Qualcomm to Acquire Airgo and Bluetooth Assets of RFMD" December 3, 2006.
  7. ^ "Airgo Bought Out by Qualcomm". www.wi-fiplanet.com. Retrieved 2018-05-29.

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