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Despite the lack of standard, real revenue: I think the driver for Draft N’s early versions, which Dell’Oro group counts from second quarter 2006, was distance, not speed. However, other, cheaper devices were already on the market that offered range. Go figure.
The company has raised $132 million total, reports Unstrung: An analyst suggests that the money will ease short-term cash flow issues while they plow more into research and development.
Jungo will produce reference designs ready to go for Airgo’s MIMO chips: Reference designs are licensed by manufacturers who add their own case designs and customization to the software featureset and then have them manufactured on demand. This is typically how most major Wi-Fi and Ethernet equipment comes to market. A relatively small percentage is developed in house.
Jungo uses embedded Linux and provides an essentially turnkey system for manufacturers who may add a little secret sauce in the form of a custom configuration wizard and extensions to integrate with other products in their network family. The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) as the retail brands are known in this case handle inventory, sales channels, outsource production, and technical support.
Airgo’s CEO speculates: Unstrung reports that Airgo’s financial performance has the CEO talking openly with them about a public offering.