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Chip Shot: Intel and Qualcomm Collaborate on 802.11ad Ecosystem

Intel and Qualcomm Atheros* have achieved a milestone in making 802.11ad WiGig* a mainstream technology, as announced in a joint blog. Both companies successfully demonstrated multi-gigabit interoperability between their respective 802.11ad WiGig solutions, paving the way for industry development of 802.11ad WiGig devices that communicate and connect seamlessly with each other. 802.11ad represents an important step in the evolution of Wi-Fi*, enabling new user capabilities such as wire-equivalent docking and high-quality, low-latency video streaming, multimedia kiosks, while bringing an increase in network capacity.