Texas Instruments drops out of WiMedia Alliance

Texas Instruments has dropped out of the WiMedia Alliance, the group pushing ultra-wideband, and is throwing its support behind the 802.11n fast WiFi standard. The move follows the Bluetooth SIG's decision to link Bluetooth with WiFi to make it easier for users to transfer images and large data files such as music and video. UWB was supposed to fill that roll by now but isn't ready.

TI says it believes 802.11n gives the company the right technology to use until UWB matures enough to put in a handset.

To find out more about TI's 802.11n Bluetooth plans:
- check out this article from Techworld

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