Intel stops sourcing WLAN modules from Foxconn for its Centrino platform

  • Intel has stopped sourcing Centrino-based WLAN modules from Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), with Asustek Computer and other smaller networking equipment makers standing a chance of receiving more orders from the US chip giant, according to industry sources.

    Asustek and Foxconn had been Intel's top Taiwan suppliers for Centrino-based 802.11b/g modules, but Intel stopped ordering the WLAN modules from Foxconn in the third quarter of this year, the sources indicated.