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Total GPS/GNSS IC market to reach 1.8 billion shipments by 2016, says ABI Research

June 06, 2012 // Julien Happich

Total GPS/GNSS IC market to reach 1.8 billion shipments by 2016, says ABI Research

GPS/GNSS is now moving beyond cellular and traditional navigation markets, representing a market worth over $3.3 billion in 2016.

GPS/GNSS has always been strongly tied to navigation in the in-car, personal navigation devices (PND), and cellular space. However, GPS/GNSS is now finding applications in cameras, gaming, and tablets. Furthermore, femtocells and small cells represent huge volume opportunities, with companies like u-blox, Fastrax, and iPosi all developing specific GPS/GNSS solutions to meet the unique requirements of this market.

Location technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MEMs, and proprietary technologies from companies such as NextNav and Boeing will all see strong penetration. For example, the tablet market will be dominated by Wi-Fi location over the forecast period.

Senior analyst, telematics and navigation, Patrick Connolly says, “Ultimately, GPS/GNSS manufacturers will need to combine an increasing number of technologies, supporting ubiquitous indoor and outdoor location. In 2012, CSR, Broadcom, and Qualcomm have all made announcements around increasing convergence of location technologies in the handset. This will meet the outdoor requirements of today, as well as supporting the emerging precision indoor location market.”

ABI Research's market data, “GPS IC and Devices Forecasts, Global,”provides forecasts of GPS/GNSS ICs and market shares across nine key CE devices. It also provides forecasts for alternative/hybrid location technologies, providing a complete picture of the future location market.

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