26 May 2010


Short-range gigabit radio poised for rapid growth

Shipments of short-range gigabit radios for display links, HDMI cable replacement, streaming multimedia and last-hundred-meter internet access will reach tens of millions of units per year in 2014, forecasts Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component market research service in its report 'Outlook for Short-Range Gigabit Radio', which explores the market for short-range 60GHz radio, 802.11n 4xN / 802.11ac, inductive coupling, and proprietary ISM-band approaches such as WHDI.

“Demand for HD video is driving bandwidth for content delivery to the home, leading to exciting prospects for short-range gigabit radio for in-home and last-hundred-meter distribution," says the report's author Christopher Taylor. "More than 2 billion electronic devices ship each year that could potentially use short-range gigabit radio for display links, fast wireless file transfer, and HDMI cable replacement,” he adds.

“With combined benefits of established Wi-Fi plus 60GHz for ultra-fast transfers, WiGig appears to have the best chance of ultimately taking the leading share of what could become the next wireless chip gold rush," reckons Stephen Entwistle, VP of the Strategic Technologies market research practice at Strategy Analytics.

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