Sunday, December 10, 2006

Samsung Invests $4 Million in Alereon for UWB/WiMedia

Alereon a start-up based in Austin, Texas, received a $4 million investment from Samsung Ventures for its ultrawideband (UWB) technology.

Alereon is using ultrawideband (UWB) radio technology to develop high-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost Wireless USB and WiMedia UWB chipsets that are aimed at portable products, like digital cameras, mp3 players and cell phones.

The company recently demonstrated a production-worthy Wireless USB device solution, including a multi-vendor application developed in conjunction with Kodak. The Kodak digital still camera was able to transfer photos over Wireless USB to a laptop that included a partner's host MAC and an installed Alereon PHY.

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