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Wireless LAN market to become a little more crowded with arrival of Ottawa firm

News | 08/21/2001 4:00 am EDT

Semiconductor companies developing products for the wireless LAN market will soon have a new competitor nipping at their heels. Ottawa-based IceFyre Semiconductor plans to use US$12 million in venture capital financing to launch a new low-power chipset for the 5 GHz wireless LAN market next year. The main selling features of the OFDM-based chip, executives believe, is its ability to offer higher data throughput rates than competing standards, while consuming less power.

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