by global trend towards wireless connectivity, the world market for Wireless
USB (WUSB) Devices is projected to witness increased demand over the next few
years and reach about 10.8 million units in volume sales by 2017, according to Global
in number of mobile Internet devices and robust demand from developing markets,
particularly Asia-Pacific, also augur well for the future of this market.
wireless way of life is a rapidly expanding phenomenon in the 21st century.
From wireless data transfer to wireless connectivity to LAN/ WAN/Internet
networks, modern electronics is going the wireless way.
most of the wireless technologies are focused on 3G/4G Wide Area Networks,
Metropolitan Area Networks and Wireless Local Area Networks, the Personal Area
Networks (PANs), which offer personalized solutions such as application
personalization, identity recognition, presence detection and
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are still in the embryonic stage.
Personal Area Network (WPANs) technologies such as IrDA, Bluetooth, Wireless
USB (WUSB), ultra-wideband (UWB), Z-Wave and ZigBee, which eliminate the need
for landline cabled infrastructure while allowing electronic devices to connect
and communicate are growing in popularity.
enabled devices are a growing clan in the electronics industry and they mark
the era of intelligent inter-device communication. Market potential of these
technologies remain bright as device to device communication continues to
evolve into an ubiquitous feature of modern computing, networking and
consumer demand for convenience and freedom from wires in connecting all electronic
devices is creating lucrative commercial opportunities for High-Speed Wireless
PAN Technologies like wireless USBs.
focus on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, especially in key application
segments such as telematics and telemetry is poised to benefit networks
providing M2M connectivity, such as WUSB in the short to medium term period.
growing interest in short range technologies, given their benefits such as
shorter frequency ranges, low power, low cost, and secure interconnections
within a small personal operating space, and elimination of the need for
physical access to a wired network, among others are expected to drive gains in
the global wireless USB devices market over the next few years. In addition,
growing use of mobile Internet devices, such as, tablet PCs, smartphones,
laptops, and notepads have created the need for Personal Area Networks (PANs)
for connecting to mainstream networks such as the Internet.
scenario presents a fertile environment for increased sales of WUSB devices
that help such mobile computing devices connect to the Internet and/or attach
to a wireless hub.
remains the largest regional market.
demand for Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules in automotive
telamatics segment, driven by telematics initiatives undertaken by European OEM
automakers and government led programs, such as the European Commission’s
in-vehicle emergency call (eCall), are primary growth drivers in the European
Wireless USB devices market. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing
regional market with volume sales in the region projected to wax at a CAGR of
more than 75 percent over the analysis period!
players in the marketplace include Alereon, Artaflex, Cypress Semiconductor,
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Samsung, Unigen, Veebeam, and Wisair.