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WiGig Alliance's high-quality data transmission set to outshine Wi-Fi

The China Post news staff --Dr. Ali Sadri, chairman of the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance, said the most advanced WiGig system can now transmit high-quality DVD content or other data in a matter of seconds while it may take about 30 minutes for the Wi-Fi system to do the same job.

Sadri, who is concurrently director of the Intel Mobile Wireless Group, made the remarks yesterday at a ceremony marking the opening of the WiGig Alliance's office in Taipei.

He said Taiwan's unusual strength in the fields of information and communication technologies is among the major factors for the alliance to set up a WiGig branch office in Taipei.

Taiwan is also a vital partner of the WiGig Alliance for future technological development and equipment manufacturing, he said.

Major international industry and market trends are shifting to smaller and lighter electronic gadgets with high mobility like ultrabook PCs, tablet PCs, and smartphones, he pointed out.

WiGig technological capacities can also enable the wireless connections with traditional computers, peripheral equipment, display devices and other communications equipment at high speed without the need of wires and cables, he said.

This means there will be less demand for connectors or other devices like USBs.

Sadri said the WiGig Alliance was formed in 2009 with corporate members in the high-tech field, including Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek Inc., Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Panasonic Corporation, Qualcomm Atheros, Samsung Electronics Co., and Toshiba Corporation.

Cheng Sheng-ching, an official at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in charge of communication industry development, said the ministry is glad to see the establishment of the WiGig Alliance office in Taipei.

He stressed that Taiwan has now become a major international manufacturing center of telecommunications equipment.

The WiGig Alliance's office is expected to play a key role in helping Taiwan establish the WiGig industrial supply chain for mutually beneficial developments for both Taiwan and the alliance, he added.

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