The Internet of Things charges ahead with billions of wireless sensors in use worldwide and annual shipments of WSN chipsets on track to reach 1 billion within the next two years.
Compared with 13 years ago when ON World published its first report on WSN, wireless component costs are a fraction of what they used to be, cloud developer platforms are proliferating, open source software initiatives are growing and thousands of WSN products are available from multiple channels.
Three distinct WSN landscapes have emerged:
* Short range, fixed wireless sensor networks
* Short range, mobile sensing
* Long range wireless sensing and tracking
By 2021, annual shipments of WSN chipsets will approach 2.5 billion up from 680 million this year. Short-range wireless technologies such as ZigBee/Thread, Bluetooth and WiFi will make up the largest percent of the market but long range wireless sensor technologies such as SigFox, LoRa and Narrowband-IoT will increase faster.
ON World has conducted ongoing research on WSN and IoT markets since 2002 and this report is based on input from 2,500 individuals with executives across the whole global WSN value chain. It provides in-depth analysis of the market and competitive forces for 50 WSN market segments with 5-year forecasts by device, application, chipset and technology with revenues for equipment, services and RF modules/chipsets.
For this report, ON World surveyed/interviewed 2,500+ individuals including the following:
Home service providers
Commercial and industrial end users
Every quarter, ON World conducts hundreds of interviews with executives and product managers with leading manufacturers, software developers, component suppliers, and platform providers involved with low power wireless sensing and control markets.
A few of the surveyed/analyzed companies include:
Chipsets & Modules: Accent, Adaptive Network Solutions, Amber Wireless, AMIHO, Analog Devices, Anaren, ARM, ATIM, Broadcom, CEL, connectBlue, DecaWave, Develco, Digi, Dynastream, EM Microelectronic, GainSpan, GreenPeak (Qorvo), Greenvity, Gridconnect, IDT, IMST, Ingenu, Kerlink, Laird, Lantiq, Lapis, Linear, Link Labs, Marvell, MEMSIC, MultiTech, Murata, Microchip, Millennial Net, Nanotron, Nivis, NXP, Nordic Semiconductor, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Radiocrafts, RadioPulse, Renesas, RF Solutions, San Juan Software, Semtech, Silicon Labs, Sigma Designs, STMicro, Synapse, Talon, Telcom Design, Telit, TI, TriTech, UBEC...
Devices, Software & Vertical Platforms: A&D, Acute Technology, Actility, Adura, Alarm.com, Ambient Systems, Arrayent, Awarepoint, Ayla Networks, BioTelemetry, C3 IoT, Care Innovations, Casambi, CenTrak, CentraLite, Computime, Comverge, Cumulocity, Daintree, Digital Lumens, Distech Controls, Ecobee, EcoFactor, Enlighted, Essence Group, E-Senza, Kitu Systems, Helium, GreenWave, Fitbit, GEO, Golden Power, Grand Care, GridPoint, Icontrol Networks, Idosens, iHealth Labs, IJENKO, Intent Technologies, Jawbone, Jetlun, Laserlight, Mesh Systems, Muzzley, Nest Labs, NetVox, Nonin, OMRON, Onzo, OrbiWise, Proteus, PTC/ThingWorx, relayr, Rachio, Roc-Connect, RCS, RF Technologies, Silver Spring, SmartThings, Stack Lighting, Trilliant, Sensolus, SmartSensor Labs, Sotera, Stream Technologies, Streetline, Sunpower, Tendril, There Corp., ThinkEco, Tridium, WellAware, Wink, Withings, Zonoff...
Multi-Market Platforms & Service Providers: ABB, Acuity Brands, Aclara, ADT, Amazon, AMX, AT&T, Belkin, Bosch, BP, Comcast, Control4, Cisco, Cree, Crestron, D-Link, Echelon, Eaton, Electrolux, Emerson, ESCO, Fujitsu, General Electric, Google, Haier Group, Haiwei, Halma, HP, Hitachi, Honeywell, Hubbell, IBM, Indesit, Ingersoll Rand, Itron, Johnson Controls, Leedarson, Legrand, Leviton, LG, Lowe's Lutron, M2OCity, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, National, Nortek, OSRAM, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Satechi, Schneider, Secure, Sengled, Sensus, Siemens, Sharp, Stanley Black & Decker, Technicolor, Toshiba, Tyco, UTC, Vivint, Whirlpool, Xiaomi, Yale Security, Yokogawa, Zumtobel...