April 12, 2005, Bangalore
: Wipro Technologies today announced that it has obtained Wi-Fi certification for its 802.11a suite of Wireless LAN IPs. Wipro is the first Indian company to obtain Wi-Fi certification.
“We are pleased that Wipro has become the first Indian company to obtain Wi-Fi certification. We welcome participation in our program from leading Indian companies like Wipro in helping expand the market for Wi-Fi in India and beyond" says Frank Hanzlik, Managing Director of Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wipro has obtained this certification on FireFly™ platform: their proprietary Wireless LAN System validation board. This perhaps makes Wipro the first Wireless LAN IP company to get Wi-Fi certification on its own platform.
According to A.Vasudevan, Vice President, Embedded and Product Engineering, Wipro: “This move is significant since the Certification and thorough system testing done on our IPs gives a robust solution for Wireless LAN system development . Further this also ensures that systems containing Wipro’s IPs will easily interoperate with off-the-shelf Wireless LAN solutions and help to crash the time to market for next generation SOCs ”.
Wipro’s IEEE 802.11 suite of IPs is unique because they can be used both as Devices as well as Access Points. They support voice and high throughput applications, come with advanced QoS and security features as per IEEE standards and Wi-Fi specifications.
Wipro is a leader in the semiconductor IP space, with IP solutions for both wireless as well as wired connectivity. Wipro offers IPs in the areas of UWB, 802.11 (a, b & g), IEEE 1394 (a&b), DTVs, USB and Ethernet. This suite of IPs is well complemented by a diverse set of embedded and product engineering service teams worldwide. About Wipro
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS’ are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange, among others.
For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com
. About the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more than 200 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for mobile wireless devices, the Wi-Fi Alliance’s testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. Since the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s certification program in March 2000, close to 2,000 products have been designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets. For more information, please visit www.wi-fi.org
Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.