New WTRS Report Projects UWB Market Growth

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WTRS study finds Application Developer support & the Bluetooth SIG together stimulate UWB market adoption.

The question looming over the emergence of UWB products today is related to the mechanism by which significant adoption will be stimulated. The key to this is strong application developer activity

WTRS has released a new UWB Emerging Technology Report 2008. Findings cover an assessment of market drivers, technology evolution, a 5-year forecast of detailed sales volume, unit shipments, average selling prices, and standards development.

The report contains specific and detailed analysis of data which can be used to build business or product plans, as well as a comprehensive underlying framework allowing participants in this industry to understand the broader picture of competitive challenge and areas of opportunity.

A central question is how significant adoption of UWB will develop and WTRS finds that the importance of Bluetooth applications is fundamental. "The question looming over the emergence of UWB products today is related to the mechanism by which significant adoption will be stimulated. The key to this is strong application developer activity," according to Kirsten West, PhD, principal analyst with WTRS. "Thus we expect that the application of UWB as an underlying protocol for high speed Bluetooth, with its tremendous number of Bluetooth application developers, will quickly dominate new product introductions for UWB technology once the high speed Bluetooth standard is completed."

Detailed information is now available at http://www.wtrs.net. A descriptive brochure with table of contents and sample data is available upon request.

Companies included in this study: Alereon, Bluetooth SIG, Focus Enhancements, Global Interface Technology, HomeGrid Forum, Icron Technologies, Pulse~Link, Realtek, Sony, Staccato Communications, Tektronix, Tzero Technologies, WiMedia Alliance, Wisair, WiQuest.

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