The Bluetooth technology was developed by a group called the
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which was established in
Initially, only Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, IBM and Toshiba
were involved in this venture. However, as the popularity and the
widespread use of this new technology increased, almost every
major telecommunications company has now joined the SIG as a participating
member, bringing the total
of contributing companies currently over 1,500.
The somewhat curious name for this new technology was inspired
by the Danish King, Harald Bluetooth, who was credited with unifying
Denmark and Norway in the 10th century.
Although, the number of participating companies continues to grow,
there are still a limited number of influencial businesses that
basically control the technology and its current development.
Current Bluetooth SIG Promoter Members:
- Agere Systems
- Ericsson Technology
- IBM Corporation
- Intel Corporation
- Microsoft Corporation
- Motorola, Inc.
- Toshiba Corporation
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the SIG Promoter Members.