Press Release

January 23, 2014

Wilocity Ships One Millionth WiGig Unit in First Year of Production

Initial shipments began in February 2013 with Dell Ultrabooks, workstations, and wireless dock; next generation high-speed wireless devices and networks poised for explosive growth

Sunnyvale, CA January 23, 2014 - Wilocity, the leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets based on the 802.11ad standard, today announced that it has shipped more than one million WiGig units in the first year of production. A recent industry report from IHS predicts explosive growth of high-speed wireless-enabled devices over the next several years, with WiGig viewed as a leading technology set to drive high-speed wireless adoption into key computing, infrastructure, mobile, and consumer electronics applications. Wilocity’s next generation tri-band Wi-Fi with data rates up to 5 Gbps will dramatically increase wireless speed and network capacity and foster a new round of smart wireless devices, networks, and applications.

Wi-Fi solutions from Wilocity integrate the multi-gigabit performance of 802.11ad, operating in the 60 GHz band, and previous Wi-Fi versions, including 802.11a/g/n/ac, that operate in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. 802.11ad offers speeds more than 10 times faster than mainstream Wi-Fi and greatly expands its performance advantage in dense Wi-Fi environments, like offices, auditoriums, and apartment buildings. The Wilocity units have been incorporated into a number of premium Dell Ultrabooks™ and high-performance Dell mobile workstations and the D5000 Wireless Dock.  

“We’ve seen phenomenal response to our first generation WiGig products based on the 802.11ad 60 GHz standard,” said Jorge Myszne, co-founder and vice president for products and sales at Wilocity. “Tri-band Wi-Fi solutions from Wilocity offer wireless faster than wired and complete interoperability with existing Wi-Fi networks. Wilocity is leading the way to the unwired future where all intelligent devices are connected through a multi-gigabit Wi-Fi network.”

WiGig offers unrivaled raw speed, interference resistance, in-room connectivity, high capacity networking, and multi-gigabit per second performance in a handheld power envelope and near-wire equivalent latency. Given these benefits, WiGig is well-suited for a broad range of applications, from tri-band networking (2.4/5/60 GHz) to wireless storage and edge caching to wireless docking. 

“We see a great future for WiGig technology and are thrilled with the quality and performance of the Wilocity product,” said Kirk Schell, vice president, Commercial PC Group, Dell. “As a leader in innovative technology, we believe WiGig in conjunction with legacy Wi-Fi offers our customers a trifecta of speed, bandwidth, and connectivity. We are proud to have led the way for WiGig with a million units last year and look forward this year to adding this technology to more platforms to further enable the rich tri-band networking experience.”

“We see WiGig technology ready to really take off in 2014 and 2015,” said Stephanie Gibbons, senior analyst for connectivity at IHS. “The 802.11ad specification is complete, and product certification is about to begin. At the same time, demand for faster wireless performance and better connectivity in smartphones, TVs, and mobile PCs will drive market adoption.”

For more information, please visit www.wilocity.com and read Dell’s latest blog post.  

About Wilocity

Founded in 2007, Wilocity is the leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, allowing revolutionary performance and capacity by enabling a tenfold increase compared to legacy Wi-Fi. The company is committed to making wireless the ubiquitous connectivity solution for mobile platforms everywhere – where wireless is simply faster and easier than wires – in the office, at home, and on the road. Wilocity has partnered with industry leaders to provide greater wireless performance in short-range wireless networking, docking, point-to-point outdoor links, and more. Backed by high profile investors, Wilocity is born out of a unique combination of deep industry experience, success and passion for wireless technology, leadership in the Wi-Fi Alliance and all other relevant standards bodies, and proven engineering innovation. For more information, please visit www.wilocity.com.

 

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