WiGig Creating 10x Faster LAN Standard

wga-logo.gifThe Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance is working to establish a unified specification for 60 Gigahertz (GHz) wireless technologies. WiGig has 15 tech company members that plan to develop a 60 GHz wireless for fast connections.

Speeds of WiGig can be up to 6Gbps using the short-range wireless LAN standard in area about the size of a room. This kind of technology is great for uncompressed HD video avoiding the current possible image degradation, and latency.

The group's vision is to create a global ecosystem of interoperable products based on this specification, which will unify the next generation of entertainment, computing and communications devices at speeds more than 10 times faster than today's wireless LANs.

Among the companies that comprise this industry-leading board of
directors are Atheros Communications, Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Dell,
Inc., Intel Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Marvell International
LTD., MediaTek Inc., Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia
Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. and
Wilocity. At launch, these founding companies are also joined by the
following contributor companies; NXP, Realtek, STMicroelectronics and
Tensorcom, Inc.

The WiGig specification is expected to be available to member companies in Q4 of 2009. To register as an adopter in advance of the final specification, visit http://www.WirelessGigabitAlliance.org/specifications.