Qualcomm Atheros - History

History

Atheros was co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Teresa Meng, Professor of Engineering at Stanford University and a leading expert in digital signal processing and radio frequency technology, and Dr. John Hennessy, then provost and now President of Stanford University. The following year, Atheros named Rich Redelfs as president and CEO. In 2000, Atheros publicly demonstrated its inaugural chipset, the world's first WLAN implemented in CMOS technology and the industry's first high-speed 802.11a 5 GHz solution.

In 2002, Atheros launched the first dual-band wireless solution, the AR5001X 802.11a/b.

In 2003, Atheros named Dr. Craig Barratt president and CEO. That year the company shipped its 10-millionth wireless chip.

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