17 Facts About Atheros


Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductor chips for network communications, particularly wireless chipsets.

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Atheros was renamed Atheros Communications in 2000 and it completed an initial public offering in February 2004 trading on NASDAQ under the symbol ATHR.

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Atheros publicly demonstrated its inaugural chipset, the world's first WLAN implemented in CMOS technology and the first high-speed 802.

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In 2002, Atheros announced a dual-band wireless product, the AR5001X 802.

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In 2004, Atheros unveiled a number of products, including the first video chipset for mainstream HDTV-quality wireless connectivity.

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In 2005, Atheros introduced the industry's first MIMO-enabled WLAN chip, as well as the ROCm family for mobile handsets and portable consumer electronics.

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In 2006, Atheros announced its XSPAN product line, which featured a single-chip, triple-radio for 802.

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In 2010, Atheros shipped its 500-millionth WLAN chipset and 100-millionth Align 1-stream chipset.

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On February 12,2004, Atheros completed its initial public offering on the NASDAQ exchange trading under the symbol ATHR.

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Atheros became a subsidiary of Qualcomm under the name Qualcomm Atheros.

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Qualcomm Atheros launched the Skifta media shifting application for Android and released the first HomePlug Green PHY at the end of the year.

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In 2012, Qualcomm Atheros announced a Wi-Fi display product at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, along with a new chip for HomePlug AV power line networking.

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In July 2008, Atheros released an open-source Linux driver called ath9k for their 802.

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Atheros released some source from their binary HAL under ISC license to add support for their abg chips.

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Atheros has since been actively contributing towards the ath9k driver in Linux.

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Atheros has been providing documentation and assistance to the FreeBSD community to enable updated support for 802.

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Atheros was featured in OpenBSD's songs that relate to the ongoing efforts of freeing non-free devices.

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