Broadcom to lead wireless connectivity chips market that will cross 5 billion in 2013

Telecom Lead Asia: Broadcom will lead the wireless connectivity chips market that will cross 5 billion in 2013.

Broadcom will benefit largely from the fast growing connectivity combo IC market.

Chip major Qualcomm will also see growth due to continued uptake of its snapdragon platform in the smartphone market.

Recently, both Broadcom and Qualcomm announced new NFC products which will be an essential addition as this technology sees market acceptance over the next 5 years.

Recently, TelecomLead.com reported that Qualcomm is leading mobile device GPU suppliers market in the first half of 2012. Qualcomm has 26.7 percent market share. Samsung is in second position with 22.2 percent market share. In third position, Apple has 21.1 percent market share in mobile device GPU suppliers market in the first half of 2012, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

According to ABI Research, in 2013 cumulative shipments of Bluetooth-enabled devices will surpass 10 billion and Wi-Fi enabled devices will surpass 10 billion cumulative shipments in 2015.

“Increased diversification and building out product portfolios to include many wireless connectivity technologies is crucial to vendors’ current and future success,” said Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director at ABI Research.

“This shows the level of penetration into the electronics market that wireless connectivity technologies have achieved, and there is a lot more to come as the consumers’ appetite for wire free solutions will continue unabated,” Cooney added.

ABI Research said standalone wireless connectivity ICs will be important as newer technologies such as Bluetooth Smart, WiGig, and NFC penetrate high volume applications and are increasingly adopted in developing markets such as sports & fitness, automotive, and retail.

In addition, connectivity combos will continue to see strong shipment and revenue growth particularly in high volume consumer markets such as laptops, tablets, and TVs. Platform solutions will see the strongest growth as these enable OEMs to achieve even faster time to market in very competitive areas such as low-end smartphones.

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