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Ethertronics sneaks in Swisscom WiFi win as takeover agreed

Shortly after announcing a takeover by electronics manufacturer AVX for $142 million, antenna systems developer Ethertronics delivered a big product win at Swisscom. Ethertronics spans multiple industries and given the importance that next-generation WiFi is playing in areas such as defense and emerging IoT applications, the acquisition looks a worthwhile one going forward, while the battle for in-home WiFi grows ever more valuable. Swisscom has deployed Ethertronics’ high-performance WiFi antenna in its new WLAN-Box, to meet demands for delivering video and smart home applications. Swisscom says its designers selected Ethertronics to maximize the radio link performance in the WLAN-Box, which acts as a 3 in 1 WiFi device – serving as an access point (AP), a repeater and a video…

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