Intersil Corporation, the world's leading supplier of silicon
for Wireless Local Area Networks, and Silicon Wave, Inc., announced
their new Blue802 technology that Microsoft officials demonstrated
at WinHEC 2002 last week.
Intersil and Silicon Wave have jointly developed the Blue802 technology
that enables customers to fully integrate both Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b)
and Bluetooth wireless technologies on a single platform. Implemented
in the world's first dual mode chip set solution available to the market,
the highly integrated Blue802 solution can be embedded into products such
as notebook PCs, portable devices and access points to provide simultaneous
operation of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless functionality with optimal throughput
and without interference. Using this technology, customers are expected
to begin shipping mini-PCI cards for notebook PCs in volume in the third
quarter this year.