WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products: A Global Market Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2010
WiFi is a pervasive and evolving technology that will continue to proliferate across consumer electronics, computing, and networking markets. The cellular boom nurtured a new generation of 'always-on', mobile population that desires personalized content on-the-hoof and is more than willing to pay for it. Technological evolution enabling development of novel products and services, macroeconomic growth, and ubiquity and affordability of devices such as phones and laptops will further provide impetus to this market. Adoption of WiFi capability in consumer electronics highly depends upon the dynamics within specific device category. While gaming consoles and handheld games will continue to lead WiFi-enabled CE device categories, portable media players, portable digital music players, digital TVs, and set-top boxes will exhibit enormous growth in WiFi attach rates in upcoming years. Even a modest growth of WiFi attachment rates within mass-volume consumer electronics categories will translate into huge WiFi shipments. Demand for WiFi in cellular phones is rising because of unlicensed mobile access (UMA), faster than 3G dataspeeds, and optional enhancements. Alliance programs also boost WiFi adoption in mobile handsets. WiFi technology, heavily popularized by devices such as iPhone, is expected to penetrate deeper into smartphone industry in the near future.
As stated by the new market research report on WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products, the global market for these products is projected to reach 3.7 billion units by 2015. Consumer electronics, both portable and stationary, are strong drivers of WiFi chipset market. Mobile phone vendors and wireless carriers are employing WiFi technology as a product differentiator to notch deeper market share and compete more effectively when the world tread on a stable economy. In segmental perspective, strong opportunities for growth lie in the Mobile Phones sector.
In 2009, the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard received a formal approval, indicating the beginning of a new wave in WiFi innovation. WiFi connectivity is expected to increase multifold, with access points becoming more universal, interconnected in meshed clusters, and can cooperate far more easily with smarter client WiFi devices. Volume shipments of WiFi chipsets based on IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 will likely outpace that of 802.11g by 2010 driven by rising adoption in notebook PCs and mobile handsets, and business transition from Ethernet wired installations to 802.11n wireless solutions.
Key players operating in the marketplace include Apple Inc, Buffalo Technology Inc, High Tech Computer Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation, Atheros Communications Inc, Atmel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Belkin International Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Linksys, D-Link Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Nanoradio AB, among others.
The report titled "WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products: A Global Market Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, product overview, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes market data and provides analytics in unit sales for global market. The study analyzes the WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronics products market by the following segments: Mobile Phones, Portable Consumer Electronic Devices, Stationary Consumer Electronic Devices, and Notebooks/Mobile Internet Devices/UltraMobile Devices.
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