Intel Purchases Rivet Networks, the Company Behind the Killer Brand of Ethernet and Wireless Products

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It appears that blue team made a killer acquisition this week. On Wednesday, Intel announced that it had purchased Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer Networking brand of low-latency, gaming-focused Ethernet and Wi-Fi products. Intel’s acquisition was primarily motivated by the latter, as it seeks to bolster its wireless offerings for PC platforms.

“Rivet Networks is a terrific complement to our existing Wi-Fi products and helps us further our vision of delivering PC platforms that power every person’s greatest contribution,” wrote Intel. “Rivet Networks’ products deliver speed, intelligence and control for gamers and performance users. Its products maximize Wi-Fi bandwidth utilization and optimize the wireless network connection on your platform. In addition, Rivet Networks’ products can also utilize the combination of Ethernet and Wi-Fi to prioritize traffic over both connections.”

Intel and Rivet Networks already had a pre-existing relationship, so the deal isn’t entirely surprising. Last year’s Killer AX1650, for instance, was a joint effort between the two companies, offering 2.4 Gbps of throughput and low latencies in the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 module.

Tsing Mui
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