Friday, June 24, 2011

Apple joined the Bluetooth SIG consortium

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced that Apple and Nordic Semiconductor joined its Executive Committee which already has major players such as Lenovo, Intel, Motorola, Microsoft and Toshiba. The Bluetooth SIG oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing and exploitation rights to manufacturers.

This is a private, nonprofit headquartered in Kirkland, Washington in the United States. Dr. Michael Foley, director of the Bluetooth SIG, states the "ambitious goal to deliver five billion devices (Bluetooth, Ed) in 2015." It happens, however, to ignore the reasons why the two companies to enter the ranks of the consortium.

We can assume that Apple and Nordic wish to participate in standards development and deployment solutions Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0. Cupertino is one of the first to heavily integrated Bluetooth module in all its computers, its phones, tablets and portable. It might help to influence some of the technological aspects of the standard.

The adoption of A2DP in Cupertino has made against relatively late by any of the products and the firm is compatible Bluetooth 3.0 or Bluetooth 4.0, which was formalized in July 2010. The first products incorporating the latter standard began to be marketed at the end of last year. Updated 06/22/11 15 h 40: Another reason for the arrival of the Apple Bluetooth SIG might be interest in the Bluetooth NFC.

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