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Bluetooth and UWB Combine Expertise PDF Print E-mail
Written by IMS Research   
05 May 2005
Wellingborough, UK (10 May 2005) – In an important move this week, the Bluetooth SIG announced it would work with UWB developers to combine the strengths of the two technologies. IMS Research believe this collaboration is set to guarantee the success of both Bluetooth and UWB.

Each technology will undoubtedly benefit from this move. Bluetooth is set to take advantage of UWB high data rates and UWB from the technological maturity, valuable brand and qualification program of Bluetooth. The ultimate goal of the agreement is for the groups presence to work towards an architecture that allows devices to take advantage of UWB data rates while maintaining backward compatibly with Bluetooth devices.

Michael Foley, Executive Director of the Bluetooth SIG has commented that, "It has been apparent that members of the Bluetooth SIG would like to enable products with higher data rates.” With a focus on user experience, this will greatly be improved by the ability to offer applications with the high data rates that UWB can offer.

However, challenges still remain. Perhaps most notably, an agreement needs to be made between the two competing UWB technologies backed by different organisations, both of which the Bluetooth SIG will work with.

IMS Research analyst, Fiona Thomson, stated “The partnership will combine the expertise and strengths of both technologies to meet the future demands and high expectations of consumers.”?

About IMS Research
?IMS Research is a specialist supplier of market research and consultancy services on global electronics markets. Information from IMS Research is used by major companies worldwide to assess market trends, solve marketing problems, and improve the efficiency of their businesses. IMS Research is an international company, selling in more than 35 countries around the world and is supported by headquarters in Wellingborough, UK and an office in Austin, Texas. IMS Research’s Wireless Group provides consultancy services and detailed databases and reports on the cellular, mobile radio and short-range wireless markets.

For further information, please contact:

Stuart Carlaw, Senior Analyst,
Wireless Group
IMS Research
Tel:+44 (0) 1933 402255
Fax:+44 (0) 1933 402266
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Last Updated ( 02 Aug 2005 )
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