Author Archives: Keith Sugawara

Optimizing Wi-Fi for Enterprise Applications

By | June 9, 2016

Two years ago, the number of consumer mobile devices surpassed the number of people in the world for the first time. The vast majority of these devices are Wi-Fi enabled, making these devices the biggest market for Wi-Fi modules. As a result, large chipset manufacturers such as Broadcom, Intel, and Qualcomm Atheros primarily focus on meeting the needs of consumer product companies such as Apple or Dell.

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Broadcom Exits Wireless Internet of Things Business

By | May 23, 2016

Broadcom LogoCypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) and Broadcom Limited (AVGO) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cypress will acquire Broadcom’s Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) business and related assets. Under the terms of the deal, Cypress will acquire Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee IoT product lines and intellectual property, along with its WICED brand and developer ecosystem. The acquisition strengthens Cypress’s position in key embedded systems market, such as automotive and industrial, and establishes it as a leader in the high-growth consumer IoT market, a segment that includes wearable electronics and home automation solutions.  The link to the official Cypress press release is below.

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Realizing the Dream of Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Connectivity

By | May 13, 2016

WIAMCReliable Wi-Fi is the Holy Grail for Wi-Fi technology. As Wi-Fi finds its way into all sorts of devices, including those in consumer, medical, industrial, and manufacturing applications, billions of Wi-Fi enabled devices are now relying on robust wireless connectivity.

Despite how well established the wireless connectivity standard is, it’s frustratingly common to see reliability issues continue to crop up.

The consequences of losing Wi-Fi connectivity can have varying degrees of severity. There are plenty off-the-shelf products on the market for those “good enough” scenarios where occasional, or even frequent, loss of connection is acceptable. However, in certain markets, unstable wireless connectivity can lead to a stop in operations, loss of productivity and economic efficiency, or even significant threats of safety and health. They have a stringent set of requirements, including:

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Silex FY15 Success and Planning for Accelerated Growth

By | May 3, 2016

I am recovering from a week in Japan where I was able to participate in various meetings (product strategy meeting, executive management meeting, etc.).  But the main purpose of my visit was to join the other 250+ Silex Japan employees at a company meeting on April 16th following by a dinner celebration.

Silex Technology Team

I would like to share some key takeaways that I think are of interest to both employees and customers.

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