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Manufacturers embracing WiFi as Celeno, Qualcomm get TV chip win

A couple of WiFi moves this week represent stepping stones towards an emerging trend in which electronics manufacturers and equipment vendors are accepting that putting a WiFi chip directly into streaming devices can offer enough connectivity that a wired connection is no longer necessary – with Wave 2 Multi-User MIMO technology at the heart of this transition. The first, more convoluted, announcement this week came from Israeli WiFi chip firm Celeno Communications, winning a contract at German electronics manufacturer Loewe Technologies to provide silicon and software for smart home entertainment devices. The important detail of exactly what types of devices are being installed with Celeno’s technology has been mysteriously left out of the press release, instead stating that the deal…

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