Friday, March 23, 2012

Wireless Gigabit Alliance opens office in Taipei

TAIPEI, TAIWAN & SANTA CLARA, USA: On April 3, the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance is to mark the official opening of its office in Taiwan by hosting a technical briefing to share information with leaders in the consumer electronics industry and members of the press about WiGig systems.

WiGig is emerging as the standard to link PCs, tablets, smart phones, handheld gadgets, peripherals, displays and other devices together seamlessly at home and in the office. In a recent report from analyst firm NPD In-Stat, it was predicted that WiGig is likely to emerge as the most popular wireless HD video technology.

The technical briefing entitled The Emerging Technology: 60 GHz WiGig Alliance Presentation features speakers from Intel, Wilocity and MediaTek who will address guests and give details of WiGig’s MAC/PHY, WiGig Display Extension (WDE), WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) and WiGig Bus Extension (WBE) specifications.

Ali Sadri, president and chairman of the WiGig Alliance, said: “Backing for WiGig has continued to grow and we are really pleased with the support we are getting from new and established members. Taiwan is a recognized global ICT leader in OEM and ODM, and it is a key partner for us as we seek industry-wide adoption of our technology. With the technical briefing we have been able to showcase WiGig’s capabilities and capture the imagination of the industry’s elite decision makers.”

Momentum for WiGig has continued to grow in the last month with Huawei joining the board and ZTE signing up to participate as an official contributor. The WiGig Alliance is now calling for even more developer involvement in the creation of the world’s first unified specification for multi-gigabit wireless docking.

Dr. Cheng Sheng-Ching, executive secretary of the Committee of Communications Industry Development of Taiwan (CoCID), commented: “Taiwan is a global centre for ICT manufacturing. We are pleased that WiGig has taken the decision to open an office here. We have been supporting WiGig on the recent technical briefing which saw attendance from many of the industry’s most important technology developers. There is a lot of excitement about WiGig, and we aim to assist in the creation of an ecosystem for the technology which will be beneficial not only for WiGig but also Taiwan industry.”

After WiGIg’s first successful plugfest in late 2011 more are scheduled throughout 2012 with first release of certified WiGig products set for early 2013.

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