SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) - Ubiquity, a term often used but seldom realized in technology market-speak, is exactly what Wi-Fi has achieved. The number of applications and devices where Wi-Fi is appearing keeps expanding. Not only is Wi-Fi now in nearly every smartphone sold, but in almost every handheld game, tablet, notebook computer, or laptop computer sold. Throw in a host of new applications including automotive, digital cameras, E-readers, Blu-ray and personal video recorders (not to mention new medical and industrial applications) and with every device, there is a Wi-Fi chipset. As a result, there is no mystery to In-Stat's (www.in-stat.com) forecast that Wi-Fi chipsets will pass a billion units shipped annually by 2012.
"Overall the Wi-Fi chip business never has looked stronger," says Allen Nogee, Principal Analyst. "While traditional products like routers, access points and business gateways are not growing at past rates, many new markets for Wi-Fi chipsets have emerged that more than off-set these slowdowns. Cellular handsets alone will account for almost $2 billion worth of Wi-Fi chip revenue."
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Recent In-Stat research Wi-Fi Chipset Worldwide Forecast For All Markets (#IN1004768WS) covers the worldwide market for Wi-Fi chipsets. It includes:
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