Global wireless chipsets market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. There has been an increased shift towards the portable devices. This fueled the usage of wireless devices worldwide thereby increasing the demand for wireless chipset. It also broadened the application areas of wireless chipset.Wireless chipsets are fundamental hardware design which are utilized in communication systems or used by computers for communications with other wireless enabled devices. Wireless chipsets are majorly used by external wireless local area network (WLAN) adapters and WLAN cards. The most commonly used wireless chipsets include wireless cards with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless technology applied in computers.
Rising demand of the wireless devices and growth in the application of wireless chipsets is projected to increase market growth. The shift from wired to wireless technology may favorably impact market growth. A growth in the global wireless chipsets market is estimated on account of the technological development in the communication protocol and launch of the frequency bands. Rapid growth in the PC and tablets market is expected to provide high growth opportunities for wireless chipsets market. Software sectors and microelectronics market have witnessed a significant advancement improving the scalability and functionality of real-time embedded systems. This is expected to drive the market growth over the next seven years.
Wireless networks and related technologies have largely been characterized into Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN). The various types of wireless chipsets include WiMax chipsets, LTE chipsets, wireless display/video chipsets, ZigBee chipsets and wireless/WiFi chipsets. These chipsets are applied in laptops, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), computers, routers, mobile phones and other wireless devices. The technology segment includes low-power WLAN, multi-mode LTE, HD display & video and dual protocol ZigBee.
WiFi chipsets experienced vigorous demand and deployment in the overall digital consumer electronics market. Majority of its revenue was contributed by tablets and smartphones. As adoption of WiFi enabled smartphones by the consumers increased, there was a growing trend of incorporation of WiFi in smartphones by the supply side of semiconductor industry. This, in turn, led to increase in demand for WiFi enabled smartphones and is projected to spike the demand for WiFi enabled laptops.
The 4G cellular data technology includes Mobile LTE and Mobile WiMax. Mobile WiMax was introduced in 2007 and witnessed a significant growth rate till 2010. However, introduction of Mobile LTE in 2011 hindered its growth and it faced a stiff competition. The first choice of broadband industry shifted from Mobile WiMax to Mobile LTE. For upgrading from the cellular broadband technologies, Mobile LTE was the ideal choice which offered high data speeds and performance. This gave a significant boost to the Mobile LTE chipsets market. The launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 in 2012 also fueled demand for Mobile LTE chipsets.
In the recent past, the ZigBee chipsets markets has witnessed high growth. The theory of Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics (RFCE) got fused with ZigBee technology which augmented its demand in TV remote controls market. Recent advancements in Zigbee technology which is suitable for automation applications such as ZigBee IP and PRO is projected to create an increased demand in the market. ZigBee technology is anticipated to be deployed at a very fast pace in home & building automation and smart energy over the next seven years.
Global wireless chipsets market has been majorly dominated by North America in the past. The rapidly evolving technology in The U.S., Canada and Mexico has created a high demand for the wireless chipsets in North America. It is projected to be the market leader in the next seven years. Asia Pacific wireless chipsets market is anticipated to have the highest growth rate over the forecast period. The emerging economies of India and China have witnessed the rapid adoption of the wireless devices such as WiFi enabled laptops and mobile phones. These fastest growing market have a rapidly increasing IT sector. This is projected to create a high growing market for wireless chipsets in the next seven years.Key market participants in global wireless chipsets market include Intel Corporation, Gainspan Corporation, Atmel Corporation, Amimon Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., GCT Semiconductor Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Altair Semiconductor Inc. and Greenpeak Technologies Ltd.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Wireless Chipsets in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• United States
• South Korea
Global Wireless Chipsets market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Samsung Electronics
• Qualcomm Incorporated
• Texas Instruments
• Altair Semiconductor
• Sequans Communications
• Atmel Corporation
• Apple Inc
• Intel Corporation
• Marvell Technology
• Gct Semiconductor
• Spreadtrum Communications
• Broadcom Corporation
• Free Scale Semiconductor
• Green Peak Technologies
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Wi-Fi/WLAN Chipsets
• Wireless Display/Video Chipsets
• Mobile WiMAX & LTE Chipsets
• ZigBee Chipsets
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Consumer Electronics
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