Atheros unveils pre-802.11n chipset and processor

Atheros Communications unveiled a new chipset and networking processor based on the first draft of the IEEE 802.11n standard it believes will push wireless LAN access points below $100 by the end of the year. While these pre-N products aren't expected to be fully compatible with the final standard coming next year, pre-N equipment has in fact spurring consumer demand at higher prices since they offer greater range and speed than 802.11g products, according to the Dell 'Oro Group. Pushing prices pre-802.11n prices below $100 should spur some brisk demand.

For more about Atheros' new chipset and networking processor:
- read this article from IDC News Service