Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech

Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech
  • Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, and will integrate the company’s Killer Networking line of Wi-Fi networking products into its own wireless portfolio.
  • Intel didn’t disclose the purchase price of the Killer portfolio of ethernet controllers, wireless chips, and management software that will become part of Intel’s product lineup.
  • Intel did say that Rivet would become part of the Wireless Solutions Group within Intel’s Client Computing Group, and that Intel will continue to license its Killer software to customers.
  • The acquisition does expand the conversation around Intel’s CPUs to the level of an entire platform.