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Wi-Fi Chipset Market by IEEE Standards (802.11ay, 802.11ax, 802.11ac Wave 2), Band (Dual Band, Tri-Band), MIMO Configuration (SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO), Product Category (Smartphones, Tablets, PCS) and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

Wi-Fi Chipset Market: Global Forecast until 2022

  • March 2017
  • 184 pages
  • ID: 4813673
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The Wi-Fi chipset market in Rest of the World (RoW), by IEEE standards, is expected to grow from ##.## million units in 2016 to ##.## million units by 2022, at an estimated CAGR of ##.##% during the forecast period.
The Wi-Fi chipset market for the ##x## antenna configuration of MU-MIMO is expected to grow from ##.## million units in 2016 to ##.## million units by 2022, at an estimated CAGR of ##.##% during the forecast period.


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"Rise in public Wi-Fi hotspots and connected devices ownership is the main driver for the increase ot the Wi-Fi chipset market."

The Wi-Fi chipset market was estimated at ~$15.9B in 2016 and is forecasted to reach ~$19.7B by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.50 percent between 2017 and 2022.

The connected devices ownership across the globe is anticipated to rise at a significantly high rate during the estimate period and is attributed to the rise of Internet of Things. The enormous increase of connected devices is likely to growth the congestion over the mobile network during the outlook period. To tackle this situation the adoption of Wi-Fi hotspot solutions by communication service providers and network operators is anticipated to increase significantly in the next years.

Mobile Network Operators are now considering the advantage of the unlicensed spectrum and Wi-Fi as part of their mobile strategy. In the next years, the MNOs with a combination of licensed spectrum and Wi-Fi would offer a wide coverage of data service and at the more significant profit margin. This in turn is anticipated to rise the Wi-Fi chipset market during the estimate period.

"Connected home devices segment is anticipated to grow at the maximal rate in the Wi-Fi chipset market."

The Wi-Fi chipset market for the connected home devices segment is anticipated to observe the highest increase among all other products between 2017 and 2022. With the advent of high speed wireless connectivity technology, the Wi-Fi technology has gained significant momentum in the television market. This factor has led to the inception of the Smart TV over the years. Equivalently, the Wi-Fi-enabled music system has no connecting wires and is less complex to operate than the earlier music systems. Other consumer electronics products including a Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerator and washing machine have gained with the evolution of IoT and are driving the increase of the Wi-Fi chipset market.

"Multiple-user multiple input multiple output segment expected to witness the highest rise in the Wi-Fi chipset market"

The Wi-Fi chipset market for the MU-MIMO segment is anticipated to witness a significant increase during the outlook period in the consumer electronics segment, which comprises smartphones, tablets, PCs, and access point equipment. In the next years, MU-MIMO technology-based Wi-Fi chipset would offer better Wi-Fi user experience, and would solve the network congestion issues in enterprise and Wi-Fi networks in commercial buildings and retail space. With the rise of connected devices ownership in homes, together with the increasing penetration of 4K TVs and on-demand video, the Wi-Fi chipset market for MU-MIMO is anticipated to surpass SU-MIMO during the estimate period.

"Asia-Pac to hold the biggest market share and to witness the highest increase in the Wi-Fi chipset market"

Asia Pacific (APAC) is anticipated to continue to hold the biggest share in the Wi-Fi chipset market. The quick increase of smartphones, and smart TVs in developing countries of the APAC area, including India, China (CN), and Indonesia (ID), is anticipated to offer a significant increase opportunity for the Wi-Fi chipset market in this area during the outlook period. China (CN) is the world's lowest cost manufacturing location for smartphones, tablets, and other wireless connected devices.

In the process of finding out and checking the market value for various segments and sub-segments collected by secondary research, extensive primary audit sessions have been managed with main people in the Wi-Fi chipset sector.

The break-up of primary participants has been shown below:

- By Company category: Tier 1 - 55 %, Tier 2 - 20.0 percent, and Tier 3 - 25.0 percent

- By Designation: C-suite executives - 50.0 percent, Directors - 25.0 percent, and Others - 25.0 percent

- By area: North america (NA) - 60.0 percent, Europe - 20.0 percent, APAC - 10.0 percent, and rest of the world - 10.0 percent,

The report also profiles the top actors in the Wi-Fi chipset market ecosystem. The main players decribed in this market report are Qualcomm Technologies, Incorporated, MediaTek, Incorporated, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Texas Instruments, Incorporated, STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Samsung (KRX:005930), Quantenna Communications Inc., and Peraso Technologies, Incorporated

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The global market for Wi-Fi chipset has been divided on the basis of product category, MIMO configuration, band, IEEE standards, and territory. Area has been further broken down into the country level. The Porter's five forces analysis has also been included in the study with a description of each of its forces and its respective impact on the Wi-Fi chipset market. This business report depicts the drivers, industry restraints, possibilities, and opportunities for the increase ot the Wi-Fi chipset market.

Main highlights

The analysis would benefit competitors/new sector entrants in the Wi-Fi chipset market in these ways:

1. This document breaks down the Wi-Fi chipset market comprehensively and offers the closest market size projection for all segments across different areas.

2. The market research benefits partners distinguish the pulse of the Wi-Fi chipset market and offers them with the info on key market drivers, market restraints, opportunities, and alternatives for industry growth.

3. This industry report would benefit partners comprehend their players better and acquire additional insights to enhance their rank in the business sector. The competitive outlook section includes competitor landscape, new industry product developments, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.

4. Porter's five forces framework has been exploited along with the value chain study to offer a detailed insight into the Wi-Fi chipset market.

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