Up to nine billion wireless connectivity chipset shipments will be made in 2019, according to a new report by ABI Research, a US-based technology research company.
According to the report, the wireless connectivity chipset shipments include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee. Cumulative shipments from 2010 to 2014 will reach 21 billion. This will almost double between 2015 and 2019 to reach over 39 billion, resulting in a total of 60 billion shipments to be made over the 10 year period.
“That is over 60 billion wireless connectivity chipsets that will have shipped over the ten-year span from 2010 to 2019, driven by the emergence of new device types”, Philip Solis, Research Director of ABI Research said. “There is constant change in the wireless connectivity space across wireless connectivity technologies, versions of technologies, and levels of integration at the same time.”
Solis added that “wireless connectivity chipsets go into a vast array of types of products, and the dynamics of connectivity technologies and integration levels varies among them resulting in the aggregate effects we see. The technologies and integration level are going to be different in smartphones versus home automation versus other product types in the Internet of Things.”