This could turn into something very interesting and possibly very dangerous as well depending on which hat the user has on.......
...in this excellent wifi finder reverse engineering project. The goal is to enable custom embedded apps that take advantage of the independent operating mode of the wireless adapter. One of the chips lacked any useful manufacturer markings, so he got some guys at a lab to etch the top of the chip off and get a partial chip id. So far he's got boot-loader access, so now it's just a matter of some development.