Intel to Acquire Maker of Killer Networking Products

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware with 1 Comment

Intel announced today that it is acquiring Rivet Networks, the makers of the well-regarded Killer networking products, for an undisclosed sum.

“Rivet Networks is a terrific complement to our existing Wi-Fi products and helps us further our vision of delivering PC platforms that power every person’s greatest contribution,” Intel’s Chris Walker writes in the announcement post. “Rivet Networks’ products deliver speed, intelligence and control for gamers and performance users. Its products maximize Wi-Fi bandwidth utilization and optimize the wireless network connection on your platform. In addition, Rivet Networks’ products can also utilize the combination of Ethernet and Wi-Fi to prioritize traffic over both connections.”

This is an interesting addition, given that Intel’s recent wireless networking products are pretty well-regarded already. Intel says that it will continue to sell Rivet’s and its own networking products and will also continue licensing the firm’s Rivet software.

Recent Dell laptops like the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 17 use Killer wireless networking components.

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