Taiwan, China Chip Makers Join HomeGrid

Semiconductor makers Taiwan-based Metanoia Communications and China-based Xingtera have joined the HomeGrid Forum and will make their own G.hn chips. HomeGrid proponents have been touting China as a great opportunity for G.hn because it works on coax, telephone wires and power lines. Metanoia currently makes chips for VDSL2, GPON and ADSL2+. Xingtera says it will focus on the home networking and smart grid markets. Other HomeGrid members are Intel, Kawasaki, Lantiq, Marvell, Sigma Designs and TangoTec. No pay-TV provider has yet said publicly that it will use HomeGrid devices but telcos like AT&T are said to be prime candidates.

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