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Industry Semiconductors
Founded September 2006
Headquarters San Jose, California, United States
Key people
Greg Winner (President and CEO)

GainSpan, a San Jose, California-based semiconductor company, designs and markets wireless connectivity products.[1] It offers Wi-Fi chips, software, and embedded Wi-Fi modules.[2][3][4] The company provides Wi-Fi technology for the residential housing, healthcare, and smart energy industries.[4][5][6][7]


Engineers from Intel Corporation created GainSpan in September 2006 with the goal of reducing the power consumption of traditional Wi-Fi.[8] GainSpan was the first company to optimize Wi-Fi chips for low power consumption and to apply new power management techniques to target long battery life applications.[5][9][10]


  1. ^ "Embedded Wifi: 8 Questions with Bernard Aboussouan from Gainspan". Postscapes. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Clive Maxfield (September 3, 2012). "GainSpan's reference design codes provide easy Wi-Fi connectivity". EE Times. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "GS1011MIxS and GS1011MExS". Industrial Embedded. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Dan Primack (December 6, 2011). "Venture capital deals". CNN Money. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Robbie Pleasant (July 4, 2012). "GainSpan Provides Wi-Fi in Overlooked Areas". Mobility Techzone. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Paula Bernier (July 18, 2011). "GainSpan Targets Niche Apps and More with Low Power Wi-Fi Solutions". TMC Net. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "GainSpan gets $18M in Series C funding". Business Journal. December 6, 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Clive Maxfield (March 6, 2012). "GainSpan offers low-power Wi-Fi connectivity for Renesas MCU-based embedded systems". EE Times. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Nathesh (June 8, 2012). "Wireless Backhaul Industry News.". TMC Net. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Clive Maxfield (June 24, 2012). "GainSpan Wi-Fi reference design code for TI MSP430". EE Times. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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