Wi-Fi shipments to pass 770 million units in 2010

802.11n to grab 60% share

Global shipments of Wi-Fi ICs have experienced an extraordinary growth in recent years, due to the increasing demands for wireless-enabled devices and enterprise level applications.

Wi-Fi IC shipments are forecast to surpass 770 million units in 2010, up almost 33 percent compared to 2009. Shipment of 802.11n ICs will surge ahead of 802.11g and dominate the market this year, accounting for approximately 60 percent of total Wi-Fi IC shipments.

"The 802.11n standard, which was ratified last year, is a powerful growth engine to drive the Wi-Fi IC market increases," says ABI Research wireless and semiconductor industry analyst Celia Bo.

The mobilehandsets segment is seen to be maintaining the highest unit shipment of Wi-Fi-enabled products in next five years, achieving an estimated CAGR of 25 percent between 2009 and 2015; the penetration rate will reach approximately 40 percent of total handsets shipped in 2015.

Laptops, netbooks, and MIDs are other segments which will see higher shipments across all Wi-Fi-enabled products, and the trend will carry on throughout the following years.

"The penetration rate of Wi-Fi ICs in consumer electronic products will continue to grow robustly," Bo continues.

"Total shipments of consumer electronic products with Wi-Fi functionality are expected to exceed 530 million in 2015, with a 26 percent CAGR between 2009 and 2015. Shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled digital still cameras, TVs and DVD players will increase more than tenfold in 2015 as compared to 2009.

"The demand for Wi-Fi-enabled home entertainment products such as networked game consoles and handheld game consoles is increasing as well: between 2009 and 2015, the CAGR will reach 8 percent and 6 percent respectively."

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