CSIRO jobs: Lab credited with inventing wi-fi may not escape cuts, organisation says
The technology that allows phones and computers to wirelessly connect to networks was invented in the 1990s at CSIRO's Marsfield lab in Sydney's north-west.
Deputy chief executive Craig Roy was pressed by Senators to give a guarantee that the commercial capabilities from that lab would be kept.
"No decision has been made," he said.
"Decisions haven't been made around redundancies in Data61 or changes there — they're being considered by [Data61 chief Adrian Turner]."
He flagged that the lab at Marsfield may close but would not comment on which staff or teams would be affected by job cuts.