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Decawave joins FiRa Consortium, Apple still lurks around UWB

  Following its recent acquisition by Qorvo, Decawave has joined the FiRa Consortium (FiRa) alongside Allegion. FiRa is another alliance promoting interoperability among ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, with a specific focus on using the technology for location services – using UWB to work out precisely where things are in the world. A few weeks ago, Riot covered Qorvo’s acquisition of Decawave. This could be a warning sign that Apple may confiscate Decawave’s UWB technology and place it within the depths of its walled garden. Qorvo is a major supplier to Apple, which incorporated UWB technology into the iPhone 11, deriving about a third of its revenue from the giant. As such, it is likely beholden to any demands that Apple makes.…

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