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Qualcomm Buys Wi-Fi Chip Maker Atheros For $3.1 Billion

January 5th, 2011 01:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

You’ve probably heard of Qualcomm, chip maker for almost every non-GSM device in existence and, recently, builder of well-known mobile processors, but Atheros? These guys have been quiet for years.

Atheros makes almost all wi-fi chips built into mobile devices. In short, anything that doesn’t use a cellular network, they’re on top of, and they’ve spurred the evolution of Wi-Fi over the past few years. Now, however, they’re part of Qualcomm, putting that company into a new, extremely lucrative position. In short, Qualcomm now owns a vast swathe of the mobile semiconductor space.

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