Ralink Technology, Corp. is a Wi-Fi chipset manufacturer which is mainly known for their WLAN chipsets. Now headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Ralink was founded in 2001 in Cupertino, California and it was bought by the Taiwanese company MediaTek on 5 May 2011
Ralink chipsets are used in various consumer-grade routers made by Gigabyte Technology, Linksys, D-Link, Asus and Belkin, as well as Wi-Fi adaptors for USB, PCI, ExpressCard, PC Cards and PCI Express interfaces. An example of an adapter is the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector which uses the Ralink's RT2570 chipset to allow Nintendo DSs and Wiis to connect to the Internet via a home computer. Newer products are the RT2501 and RT2600.