Intel announced that it has officially acquired Rivet Networks. While the name may not ring any bells, the brand is better known to gamers and DIY PC enthusiasts for its Killer networking and software solutions.
Through its acquisition, Intel will effectively merge Rivet Networks’ assets with its own, as well as enable the semiconductor maker to produce and provide its products with networking products in the future. Made through a combination of technology from the two companies.
To be fair, this wouldn’t be Intel and Rivet Networks’ first time working together. Prior to the acquisition, the two companies worked on the Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 module, a module wireless module that allowed gave certain motherboards the capability to utilise Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and speeds.
As mentioned, Rivet Networks is more prominently known by gamers for its high-speed Killer LAN technology, found in the majority of motherboards that exist today. Additionally, the company has also developed several Killer software solutions that complement its Killer hardware. Including Wireless xTend, Killer Intelligence Engine, and Killer Control Centre 2.0.
Intel says that Rivet Networks will be placed within its Wireless Solutions Group, that in turn is nestled within Client Computing Group. Moreover, it’s likely that Intel will be having its latest purchase focused on developing better and improved Wi-Fi solutions; Intel reasons that the average home has an average of 11 devices connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, daily.