January 9, 2018
Intel unveiled today at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas a new generation of Wi-Fi chips that were developed in Israel and enable surfing at a speed 40% faster than the previous generation. Intel will begin shipping the new 802.11ax chips this year.
Intel Wireless Infrastructure Group general manager, Smart & Connected Home Division Doron Tal said, “There is good reason for the industry’s enthusiasm for 802.11ax. The new standard provides major improvements compared with 802.11ac. It is expected to provide a speed that is 40% faster than the current peak in transmitting data to a single customer’s device while improving the average supply to users by at least fourfold in a dense and crowded environment. It also makes networks more efficient and extends the life of customer device batteries.”
Intel is expected to broaden its Wi-Fi production line this year with the new 802.11ax chips for popular 2×2 and 4×4 household routers and cable communications gateways, xDSL, consumer fiber optics and devices for consumers. Development of the Wi-Fi chips was carried out in Israel by the Wireless infrastructure Group and Israeli engineers are responsible for the chips in the computers and the routers.