HP announced that top researchers from HP Labs and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology are collaborating to revolutionize the design
of wireless networks and the mobile appliances that use them.
To this end, HP has created a Center for Wireless Networking as part
of invent@mit, a $25 million, five-year multi-faceted research alliance
launched by HP and MIT in June 2000. The center brings together faculty,
staff and students from different corners of the MIT campus to work on
diverse aspects of wireless research without the limitations of current
architectures or current products.
Researchers at the new center will focus on a radical, interdisciplinary
approach to wireless system design that is intended to dramatically extend
the battery life of portable appliances, significantly increase the reliability
and data rates of mobile network infrastructures and provide the flexibility
to support entirely new classes of applications and services.