The history and future of Wi-Fi: from Radiata to Morse Micro to Beyond!
Pearcey Conversations online seminar 30 September 2020 covered a retrospective from three key figures behind Radiata, the Australian startup that commercialized the Wifi chip conceived at the CSIRO Radiophysics in Sydney in the early 1990s.
This conversation covered the fascinating history of high-speed WiFi originating in Australia including the original CSIRO team (1991), the landmark WiFi patent (1992), the spin-out of Radiata (1997), the ground-breaking multi-channel (54Mbit/s, 802.11a, 5G radio) two chip CMOS implementation (2000) and the three Australians recognized by the IEEE for distinguished contribution to high speed wireless LAN technology (2017). The speakers also more generally discuss the future of research, mico-electronics, Wifi and innovation in Australia.
- David Skellern, Founding Director of Radiata
- Neil Weste, Founding Director of Radiata (now at Mose Micro)
- Phil Ryan, Founding employee at Radiata (now at Broadcom)
Moderated by Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM - Chair of the Pearcey Foundation
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