GainSpan Embedded WiFi Technology
The things we do to make Wi-Fi simpler, lower power just more cost-effective
As a wireless innovator, we get a lot of questions about Wi-Fi technology. One of the most often asked is "Why Wi-Fi?"
For us the answer is simple. Wi-Fi has rapidly gone the way of electricity. We depend on it so much to do so many things and many times we don't even know it is there. Just as electricity powers our world, Wi-Fi powers the new frontier - a limitless frontier where worlds connect.
Today, over two billion Wi-Fi devices are on the market. Industry forecasts expect more than 770 million Wi-Fi chipsets to ship this year, with one billion units expected to ship in 2011. One out of every 10 people in the world uses Wi-Fi. 70% of US homes have broadband and 70% of broadband modems have Wi-Fi. Over 45% of smartphones have Wi-Fi and that number is growing every day. Wi-Fi is going into our homes in TV's, thermostats, dishwashers, refrigerators and the like. It's everywhere.
To us, it made sense to leverage this ubiquitous Wi-Fi infrastructure and take advantage of the many benefits of a well-established protocol.