Research and Markets: Tablets, Smartphones and Notebooks Largest Consumers of 802.11ac Chips By 2016 Says Latest Report

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Wi-Fi Chipsets: Feel That Cool 802.11ac" report to their offering.

Total Wi-Fi Chipset Revenues Set to Double Between 2011 and 2016

Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG), the market leader in the Video and Media ecosystem for more than 20 years, is excited to release its in-depth study on the global Wi-Fi Chipset Market.

As the Wi-Fi chipset market continues to expand steadily, expansion into new connection paradigms, the continuing lowering of chipset prices, and the continued proliferation of Wi-Fi networks both inside and outside the home, will uphold Wi-Fi as the eight hundred pound gorilla in the wireless industry.

With a very large installed base at the business and consumer levels, there are billions of devices available to connect to the millions of Wi-Fi networks available. Greg Potter, MRG Analyst, explains that "Falling chip prices for older connection standards like 802.11b and 802.11g have now enabled even lower-priced devices to include Wi-Fi connections. "

Key findings from this study include:

- Newer PAN connection features, such as Wi-Fi Direct, low-power chipsets, and Wi-Fi Miracast continue to expand the ways people utilize Wi-Fi on a daily basis.

- Devices previously without Wi-Fi such as computer mice, toys, wireless speakers, set-top boxes, and remote controls, to name several, have all recently begun shipping with Wi-Fi connections. This expanding usage base puts WI-Fi on a direct collision course with other standards already populating some of these areas, namely, Bluetooth.

- Cellular providers are expected to look increasingly to Wi-Fi with the forthcoming deployments of hotspots enabled to handle seamless offloading of cellular traffic to Wi-Fi networks during 1Q of 2013.

This report, Wi-Fi Chipsets: Feel That Cool 802.11ac, provides an in-depth look at the worldwide Wi-Fi market, covering monolithic, combo, and embedded chips across 32 different product categories. The report examines the size and breakdown of each market in 2011, and forecasts unit shipments, revenue, and attach rates through 2016.

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