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AirFlown?

Wireless LAN switch chip startup AirFlow Networks Inc. is trying to sell up and shut up, according to sources.

AirFlow started life as switch system vendor but changed tack in April and said that it would license "switch-on-a-chip" technology to one-time rivals.

"There are three people left at AirFlow," claims one source. "The company is trying to sell its IP. Seems like there isn’t enough business in just the voice side."

"They're definitely trying to sell their IP," agrees one analyst source.

Calls to AirFlow were meet with a constant busy signal. But the firm's former PR representative passed on a message from AirFlow's CEO Bob Machlin saying that he had "no info" to add.

Industry gossip had sugested that AirFlow rival Meru Networks Inc. may have picked up some technology from the ailing firm.

But a spokesperson from Meru firmly denied this.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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