Texas Instruments launched its ZigBee chip in November of 2003 and since then it has cornered nearly 50 percent of the market. However, the company is excited about the prospect of ZigBee applications in 2008, which is when the company believes ZigBee will really take off. While ZigBee was originally introduced as a way to wirelessly control lighting, interested sectors have implemented it as a way to assuage energy-saving concerns. Once many large commercial buildings implement the technology, TI expects the residential market will follow.
For more on TI's ZigBee prognostication:
- read this article from Wireless Week