jacksullivan66 12/5/2012 | 3:36:26 AM
re: SiBeam: Mystery Chip Chaps Since Unstrungs initial coverage of SiBeam's first round of funding, they've announced a 2nd round follow-on of $21M in Aug 06:


An today, announced a major WirelessHD initiative, with the backing of some of the heavy hitters within the Consumer Electronics space.


It appears to be a play for the high-throughput wireless home networking space (potentially in direct competition with UWB & 802.11n).

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

SiBeams technology is reported to be up to 5GB/sec at up to 10 Meters, cut in CMOS, but I've heard the high frequency ranges are not very good with interferers (so no go thru walls, or with other dense objects within rooms). They are looking to do uncompressed audio/video just like wired HDMI or DVI. All the others players in the UWB and WiFi ranks have been forced to compress their signals.

Is this a "control-play" by the CE folks? Do they see too much traction by the PC guys with Wireless-USB first, then WiMedia second as a home networking platform?

Curious to hear other's thoughts on either the market play, or the validity of the technology, with regard to home networking.
robmx 12/5/2012 | 3:36:24 AM
re: SiBeam: Mystery Chip Chaps Without regards to home networking this could be, if my antennaia are working, the most disruptive technology since RF.

And I am not thinking home networking.
jacksullivan66 12/5/2012 | 3:32:28 AM
re: SiBeam: Mystery Chip Chaps Sorry for the delay in my response, but I was hoping you could elaborate a bit on your comment, robmx.

Can you speak to the "percieved" weaknesses of the higher frequencies with regard to robustness? Can you speak to the maturity of the advanced antennae technology that will be required?

Can you elaborate on your market vision if it's not home networking?

Thanks for any additional thoughts...

joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:32:27 AM
re: SiBeam: Mystery Chip Chaps Wow, blast from the past. I should check and see what SiBeam is up to.

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