A wireless chipset is an internal hardware design to use in computer or wireless communication systems to communicate with other wireless enabled devices. The global wireless chipsets market is anticipated to grow at a constant cagr from forecasted period of 2016 to 2022. The market is anticipated to generate a healthier revenue in the forecasted period. Technology advancement on system-on-chip, launch of new spectrums (frequency bands), and explosive growth in handheld & portable consumer electronic gadgetshelps to drive the market of wireless chipsets.
The chipsets are primarily used in hardware as well as external wireless local area network (WLAN) adapters or WLAN cards. The maximum wireless chipsets used in computers is wireless cards with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless technology. The worldwide wireless communication chipset market observed consistent growth in the past three years. The advancement of technology and launch of new frequency bands in emerging economies are anticipated to drive the wireless chipset market growth. Moreover, complex embedded systems resulting in rising manufacturing cost along with rapidly evolving technological demand are anticipated to make a challenge to the wireless chipset market growth. In addition to this, lack of infrastructure and technical complexities interjecting service and connectivity are also anticipated to reduce the wireless chipset market. Smartphone proliferation is further anticipated to drive the mobile LTE chipsets market growth in the semiconductor industry, concreting the way for swift penetration of LTE technology across consumer electronics.
Based on segmentation the market of wireless chipsets is further segmented on the basis of technology and application. Based on technology the market of wireless chipsets is further segmented as ieee standards, form-factor and special chipsets. The ieee standards is further segmented as Wi-Fi & WLAN chipsets, wireless display/video chipsets, mobile wimax chipsets, zigbee chipsets. the form-factor is further segmented as system-on-chip (soc)-based products and ic-based products. Similarly, the special chipsets is further segmented as Wi-Fi/WLAN, wireless display/video, wimax & lte, mobile lte chipsets market, zigbee. On the basis of application the market of wireless chipsets is further segmented as consumer applications and automation applications. The automation application is further segmented as building automation, home automation, and industrial automation. The consumer applications are further segmented as desktop pcs, laptops, , tablet pcs, e-book readers ,net books and notebooks, smart phones, media players, TVs (& display systems), set-top boxes and cameras.
Geographically, the global wireless chipsets market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia pacific and rest of the world. TheNorthAmerica holds the largest market share as due to high advancement of technology followed by Asia pacific.
Some of the notable players of the market are Altair semiconductor, inc., Atmel corporation, Broadcom corporation, free scale semiconductor, inc.,amimon ltd., gain span corporation, Gct semi conductor, inc., green peak technologies ltd., , Marvell technology group, Intel corporation, QUALCOMM, inc., sequans communications SA, silicon image, inc., Texas instruments, inc., wilocity ltd. acquisition, merger, innovation are the major key strategies which helps to sustain in the market. For example: In 2014, ibm and Intel entered a partnership to offer added security to microchip level to boost hybrid cloud deployments.