Ericsson Halts Bluetooth Development
Ericsson Sverige AB, the Swedish developer of telecommunications silicon, has decided to stop Bluetooth development. The company said the decision was an indicator of the technology's mature state.Ericsson Sverige AB, a Swedish developer of telecommunications silicon, said it has decided to stop Bluetooth development, which the company said was an indicator of the technologys mature state. The company will continue to manufacture Bluetooth components, however.
Specifically, the company restructured its licensing operation, Ericssson Technology Licensing, which had set out to design Bluetooth solutions for other chip makers. That portion of the business will be discontinued, and design and development of Bluetooth solutions for the semiconductor industry will also cease, Michelle French, director of media relations for North America, said last week.