The total market for standards-based wireless connectivity chipsets is expected to exceed $10 billion in 2012, this includes both standalone and combo chipsets that use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, UWB, and ZigBee. “The market continues to develop with technologies - particularly Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - squaring up for a fight to be the dominant standard,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.
Telecoms retail revenue in the emerging Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to a new report from Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com). Total telecoms service revenue will grow by 29 pecent from USD229.7 billion in 2011 to USD323.7 billion by 2016.
Javelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has selected Javelin’s PA for the new Galaxy S Duos with dual SIM functionality. The Galaxy S Duos is a stylish Android-based smartphone that features a 4-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.
The wireless sensor network market, led by ZigBee, grew ten-fold from 2007 to 2010 and exceeded 45 million annual shipments in 2011. “Strong growth is expected for 2012 and beyond as ZigBee pervades the home automation and home entertainment markets, whilst Smart Meters continue to be rolled out across the globe,” commented Peter Cooney, wireless connectivity practice director.
SmarTone, Hong Kong's leading mobile operator, has announced the activation of its 4G LTE service. Thanks to Ericsson's efforts as sole end-to-end network supplier, the operator's users will enjoy even faster downloads and uploads when using mobile internet applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (Telecommunication Metrology Center), or CATR (TMC). The two organizations have agreed to work together on TD-LTE MIMO over-the-air (OTA) test research.