March 19, 2003
What Does Intel's Andy Grove Have Against WiFi?
Jomama writes "Intel's Andy Grove recently went on record, saying that WiFi wireless technology is "messy." He also stated that he doesn't think that there is any one wireless standard that shows signs of dominating the industry...(This despite Wifi's already-rapid adoption rate.) Some have hypothesized that WiFi will lead to wireless distributed computing, which has the potential to offset Intel's leadership in the desktop processor biz. (Keep in mind that WiFi is governed by a standards body of which Intel is not a part.) The Intel cofounder's unfounded protest suggests that the company is suffering from the "not invented here syndrome. Oscast put out a broadcast editorial (MPEG4 required) which analyzes Mr. Grove's comments and hypothesizes what his ulterior motives might be."