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AMD Acquires Nitero, a Maker of Wireless Chips for Headsets

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-04-10 23:20:27
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AMD has announced the acquisition [amd.com] of Nitero, a company that made a "phased-array beamforming millimeter wave" wireless chip for VR/AR headsets [tomshardware.com]:

Nitero has designed a phased-array beamforming millimeter wave chip to address the challenges facing wireless VR and AR. Using high-performance 60 GHz wireless, this technology has the potential to enable multi-gigabit transmit performance with low latency in room-scale VR environments. The beamforming characteristics solve the requirement for line-of-sight associated with traditional high-frequency mm-wave systems, potentially eliminating wired VR headsets and enabling users to become more easily immersed in virtual and augmented worlds.

I'll say no thanks to a headset with cables connected to it. Those are for the early adopters.


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