Airgo Networks

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Airgo Networks
FoundedMay 2001
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California, USA
Key people
Gregory Raleigh

Airgo Networks (formerly Woodside Networks), is a Palo Alto, California-based company specializing in the development of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless technology.[1] Airgo Networks was founded in 2001 by Gregory Raleigh, V.K. Jones, David Johnson, Geert Awater, Rolf de Vegt and Richard van Nee.

Airgo was a lead proponent of the 802.11n standard.[2] The company began shipping the world’s first MIMO-OFDM chipsets in 2003.[3][4]

In September 2005, Airgo Networks launched its third generation True MIMO chip set with support for data rates up to 240 Mbit/s.[5]

On December 3, 2006, Qualcomm announced that it would acquire Airgo Networks for an undisclosed amount.[6] [7]Airgo is now owned by Qualcomm, although still located in Palo Alto, while Qualcomm's headquarters is in San Diego.


  1. ^ CNET, "Pushing the evolution of wireless networks" February 3, 2004.
  2. ^ ZDNet, "Is Airgo the uncrowned king of 802.11n MIMO?" June 20, 2005.
  3. ^ TechNewsWorld, "Airgo Claims Next-Gen Wireless LAN in Chipset" August 18, 2003.
  4. ^ "Airgo promises breakthrough in mobile-call quality". USA Today. Gannett Co. 18 August 2003. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Airgo Launches Third-Generation WiFi Chip | Mobile | TechNewsWorld". Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  6. ^ Qualcom Press Release, "Qualcomm to Acquire Airgo and Bluetooth Assets of RFMD" December 3, 2006.
  7. ^ "Airgo Bought Out by Qualcomm". Retrieved 2018-05-29.

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