Wi-Fi shipments expected to surpass 15B units by year's end; Broadcom reveals new low-power combo chip

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Intel is partnering with headset company IonVR to create a mobile headset that can map the world without wires, controllers or external cameras. The Verge article

> The Wi-Fi Alliance says Wi-Fi shipments have reached 12 billion units and are expected to surpass 15 billion units by the end of 2016. Release

> Cisco boasts that its self-optimizing network (SON) is a game changer for engineers. Blog

> Ring branches out from doorbells, creates a Wi-Fi security camera. Engadget article

> Broadcom announced a new low-power Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip that targets mobile platforms and accessories. EE Times article

> Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Kymeta Corporation will bring specialized antenna technology to several unique maritime markets; the antennas are expected to go through prototype testing this year and be commercially available in 2017. Release

And finally… Sweden is building massive "floating" sidewalks in downtown Stockholm. Article