THE HISTORY OF BLUETOOTH

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  • The name Bluetooth is officially adopted

  • Bluetooth technology is awarded "Best of Show Technology Award" at COMDEX

  • First chip to integrate radio frequency, baseband, microprocessor functions and Bluetooth wireless software First headset is shipped

  • First printer First laptop First hands-free car kit First hands-free car kit with speech recognition The Bluetooth SIG, Inc. is formed as a not-for-profit, non-stock corporation

  • First digital camera

  • Dr. Steven Gray joins the SIG Board of Directors- See more

    Annual Bluetooth product shipments surpass 2 billion*
    SIG membership surpasses 17,000 companies
    The SIG launches new resources for app developers
    The first Bluetooth Smart Ready tablets and music players hit the market.
    SIG Board appoints wireless veteran Mark Powell, as executive director.
    The SIG announces expansion into sports & fitness markets with new working group and new profiles for real-time running and cycling data monitoring
  • The SIG launches Bluetooth World- See more at: http://www.bluetooth.com/media/our-history#sthash.YrSbo1Vw.dpuf

    SIG rolls out Bluetooth 4.1, sets the stage for IoT
    SIG introduces Application Accelerator for developers
    Google announced native support for Bluetooth Smart in Android
    Minsoo Lee, LG Electronics, joins the SIG Board of Directors
    Annual Bluetooth® product shipments surpass 2.5 billion*
    SIG membership surpasses 20,000 companies
  • bluetooth hits 90 percent penetration in all mobile phones- See more at: http://www.bluetooth.com/media/our-history#sthash.YrSbo1Vw.dpuf

    SIG introduces Bluetooth 4.2​, adds features for IP connectivity, privacy and speed
    Membership at the Bluetooth SIG hits 24,000 members
    CNET Joins the Breakthrough Awards as exclusive media partner
    The SIG expands Bluetooth World to three global event series
    Dr. Kamil A. Grajski, Qualcomm, joins the SIG Board of Directors
  • SIG and FIDO Alliance Deliver Two-factor Authentication Via Bluetooth Smart

    ARM, Broadcom and Plantronics join the Board of Directors
    Apple joins the Bluetooth SIG as Promoter member
    SIG announces the beta launch of the Bluetooth Developer Studio​
    Fitbit, Google, Under Armour and Lowe's Home Improvement join Bluetooth World as keynote speakers
    SIG announces the formation of the Smart Mesh Working Group
    Membership at the Bluetooth SIG hits 27,000 members
    - See more at: http://www.bluetooth.com/me