Artifact Details

Title

Abramowitz, Jeff oral history

Catalog Number

102740006

Type

Moving image

Date

2014-12-02

Participants

Abramowitz, Jeff, Interviewee
Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Redelfs, Rich, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Format

MOV

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

This Computer History Museum oral history features Jeff Abramowitz, who originally conceived the Wi-Fi Alliance, as interviewed by Rich Redelfs, the former CEO of Wi-Fi chip company Atheros Communications. This interview is part of a series on The History of Wi-Fi. Abramowitz discusses his background and history with RF and wireless networking including his IEEE 802.11 standards involvement while employed at 3Com. Jeff provides insights into the politics and competitive company dynamics which dramatically changed the industry landscape of winners and losers. Jeff further expounds on how this context contributed to his idea, while still at 3Com, to found what became the Wi-Fi Alliance. Additionally, Abramowitz also discusses his work at No Wires Needed, Intersil, Broadcom, and Azimuth, all companies who had significant contributions to the proliferation of Wi-Fi as the industry matured.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Wi-Fi Alliance; IEEE 802.11; 3Com; No Wires Needed; Intersil; Broadcom; Azimuth; Wireless networking; Radio frequency (RF)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Series Title

Wi-Fi oral history series

Lot Number

X6922.2014
 

Related Records

102740005 Abramowitz, Jeff oral history