HomePlug moving beyond adapters to built-in networking

HomePlug powerline network backers look to built-in adapters as the ticket to Wi-Fi-like volume

By , IDG News Service |  Networking

HomePlug is also getting wider support from chip makers, overcoming its association with a single supplier, the former Intellon business that is now part of Qualcomm. That company still makes more than half of all HomePlug chips, but others are jumping in, including Broadcom and Sigma Designs Ranck said. At CES, the Alliance networked together gear made with different vendors' chips to show they are interoperable.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

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