Shipments of Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4 and Wi-Fi ICs to 20% in 2010
August 31, 2010 // Julien Happich
The market for short range wireless ICs is forecast to expand this year; total shipments of Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4 and Wi-Fi ICs will increase approximately 20% compared to 2009. “Bluetooth ICs still lead the short-range wireless IC market,” says ABI Research industry analyst Celia Bo. “Unit shipments are expected to exceed 58% of the total short-range wireless IC shipments in 2010. Wi-Fi ICs rank second place in this market, making up approximately 35% of the total shipments, with the rest of the shipments accounted for by NFC, UWB and 502.15.4 ICs.”
Cellular handsets and accessories are taking a significant portion of the market for Bluetooth-enabled products in 2010, accounting for almost 75% of total shipments. This is followed by the notebook and UMD segments, taking approximately 12%.
The demand for Bluetooth-enabled consumer electronic and home entertainment products is expected to grow steadily over the next five years. Shipments of portable media players are forecast to grow tenfold in 2015 as compared to 2010, and the total shipments of networked game consoles and handheld game consoles are expected to show a 14% CAGR between 2010 and 2015.
Bo adds, “Combination chip solutions that integrate two or more short-range wireless technologies will be broadly deployed in hundreds of millions of electronic devices due to their advantages of lower cost and smaller chip size, paving the way for expansion of the short-range wireless IC market.”
The Bluetooth+FM radio integration solution is taking the highest market share among the major integration solutions of “combo” chips today, followed by Bluetooth+Wi-Fi+FM radio and Bluetooth+FM radio+GPS solutions. Bluetooth's integration with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless technology will be adopted widely from next year and is projected to account for more than 50% of total Bluetooth combo IC shipments in 2015.
ABI Research's “Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4, and Wi-Fi Market Data” addresses marketing and technical analysis of Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi and Combo Wireless Connectivity ICs. The forecast information is broken down by application, including computers, communication devices and consumer electronic products.
Visit ABI Research at www.abiresearch.comAll news
Packing extra charges for those long travels
November 24, 2014
With less than a day to go on crowdsourcing website IndieGogo, the Bluesmart carry-on suitcase certainly got some attention ...
GalaxyCore develops 'through-silicon' image sensor
Intel, Sheldon Cooper promote 3D camera technology
NXP acquires Quintic's Wearable and BTLE IC business
BMW and Tesla look at car battery alliance
Interview R&S: Communications become mission-critical
November 24, 2014
Driven by new application fields in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) context, communications technologies ...
The engineering desk-to-bench ratio
Rohm's European Design Center in growth phase
Combo inertial sensor market on 19% CAGR, says Yole.
- Halogen-free options and increased performance for terminal blocks
- Wireless Power User Guide
- Secure is the New Smart
- 5 Best Practices for Designing Flexible Test Stations
InterviewInterview R&S: Communications become mission-critical
Driven by new application fields in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) context, communications technologies are undergoing massive changes. This goes along with enormous challenges ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Cherry is giving away five of its Energy Harvesting Evaluation kits, worth over 266 Euros each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win. Cherry's energy harvesting technology benefit mostly applications where a complex wire assembly and/or batteries would be inappropriate.
The required RF-energy is created by the mechanical actuation of the switch and the data is transmitted...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.
Most popular news
- Could magnesium battery innovation end lithium's dominance?
- From warm to cool white: colour-temperature tunable LEDs
- Li-Fi communication module wirelessly transfers data at 1-Gbps
- Supercapacitor innovation promises panel-powered cars in five years
- Rebranding the revolution: the future of IoT is embedded