Monday, December 3, 2007

Wi-Fi Chip Shipments to Top 300 Million for 2007

Wi-Fi chipset sales are poised to reach 300 million units this year, according to new data released today by the Wi-Fi Alliance and In-Stat -- a 41% growth rate from 2006, in which 213 million chipsets were shipped.
The rapid growth is attributed to gaming consoles, phones, cameras, storage products and other consumer devices that are increasingly incorporating Wi-Fi.

In-Stat further predicts that by 2011, about 700 million devices will ship with Wi-Fi on board, and by that time, Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics and phones will begin to exceed notebook computers in the total number of shipments.

"This was truly a banner year for the Wi-Fi industry, and we expect to see the strong growth continue," said Wi-Fi Alliance senior director Karen Hanley.

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