Broadcom’s family of 5G WiFi or 802.11ac chips were honored this week as being some of the best at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. The devices were named Best New Product with the 2012 Network Products Guide Hot Companies and Best Products Award.
Broadcom was the first to introduce chips using the new 802.11ac wireless technology and has created some early excitement around the concept of 5GWiFi. Already, companies are rolling out products that will use the new technology – NETGEAR being the first – and others are excited about the potential that it will offer. The technology promises a more robust and more seamless experience around digital content, such as video, and the capabilities of sharing that content across a number of devices, including televisions, mobile phones, tablet computers and traditional PCs.