Qualcomm recently bought Wilocity, a WiGig company. The purchase was made in order to help the company expand the wireless network services and performance of the Qualcomm mobile CPU processors. It was not stated what amount was paid in the process but rumors say Qualcomm paid $300 million.
Amir Faintuch, Qualcomm president, declared:
“WiGig will play an important role in Qualcomm’s strategy to address consumers’ increasingly sophisticated smartphone, tablet and computing requirements.”
While the technology that is currently possible is not available at a consumer level and it will take some years before this happens, the purchase highlights that devices are moving towards networking.
WiGig can now theoretically offer a speed of 7 Gbps but associated costs are really high. Technology will reach the point when it will become effective but that is only to happen in a few years.
The company also added that the new technology is going to be available with the use of the Snapdragon 810 processor, which is designed for the next generation of tablets and smartphones.