ABI: Nearly 9B wireless connectivity chipsets to ship during 2019

Annual wireless connectivity chipset shipments across Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee show no sign of slowing down and will reach almost 9 billion annual shipments in 2019, according to ABI Research. Cumulative chipset shipments from 2010 through 2014 will have reached over 21 billion; during the next five years from 2015 to 2019, cumulative shipments will almost double to over 39 billion. The vast majority of wireless connectivity chipsets--60 per cent--will be standalone during 2014, and this share will increase to two-thirds of the market in 2019. Integrated platforms will remain relatively steady in share over the next five years. In contrast, combo chipsets will remain steady in shipment volume, but fall in share. With regards to smartphones, Broadcom dominates combo chipset solutions and Qualcomm dominates integrated platforms with wireless connectivity. Release

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