Philips Buy Puts Wi-Fi In Consumer Electronics

Philips has bought Wi-Fi chip company Systemonic. The company has a dual-chip design that support all three flavors of Wi-Fi. Philips plans on merging Systemonic’s products with their own Nexperia chips which are used in consumer devices. The acquisition positions Philips to Wi-Fi enable Nexperia based products ranging from mobile phones to home entertainment devices. Being the largest consumer electronics company in Europe means that they could put out some very interesting products. Personally I’d like a PVR which could stream my recorded shows to me over the net. Of course the entertainment industry would kill that product within minutes of it being announced.

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